The Committee’s overall responsibility is to review, on behalf of the Board, the Group’s remuneration structure and employment policies with a view to ensuring that the Group provides competitive rewards to attract, motivate and retain the required skills. During the year the Committee reviewed and recommended to the Board for approval, various incentive schemes aimed at retaining critical skills within the Group as well as alleviating the difficulties brought about by the continuing harsh environment.
The Committee also oversaw the implementation of a performance management programme; the programme entails an assessment of the individual’s performance, measuring this against performance targets. The objective of the programme is to not only achieve best performance by employees but, in the process, create long-term shareholder value. The programme also provides the opportunity to identify skills and capabilities for further development.
As part of its aim to enhance skills within the Group, the Committee also oversaw and approved a training and development programme. Under the programme various leadership and career progression development initiatives were implemented. Efforts were also made to address gender balance by increasing female representation at leadership levels. The Committee is chaired by an independent non-executive Director.
The Group’s Chief Human Resources Officer attends the committee meetings and presents reports on the Group’s employment profile.
Social and Ethics Committee
The Committee assists the Board in monitoring the Group’s social development programmes and initiatives, in particular the Group’s progress in relation to social investment, especially investments in community programmes. It also monitors ethics and integrity within the Group, having regard to the need to maintain the highest standards of governance and the strategic direction of the Group.
The Committee also oversees and monitors the Group’s Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) issues and performance, both in terms of its own policies and in terms of compliance with laid-down regulatory requirements. Alongside the Audit Committee, the Committee also oversees and monitors certain areas of market disclosure; it reviews the Group’s compliance with market disclosure obligations and sets guidelines for the release of information.
Three non-executive directors and one executive director make up the Committee.