Dedicated to High Standards and Best Practices.
We are committed to the highest standards of corporate governance. We have structured our corporate governance to be in compliance with Ontario Securities Commission’s National Instrument 58-101, Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices and other applicable legislation and policies. Additionally, we stay abreast to all legislative and other initiatives pertaining to corporate governance matters and proactively adjust our policies.
Our Board of Directors has also adopted a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics (the "Ethics Code") which reflects our commitment to a culture of honesty, integrity and accountability and outlines the basic principles and policies with which all employees are expected to comply. The Ethics Code recognizes that each employee's cooperation and commitment is necessary for our continued success and the cultivation and maintenance of its reputation as a good corporate citizen.
The Ethics Code also addresses a number of important topics, including conflicts of interest, corporate opportunities, confidentiality, protection and proper use of company assets, insider trading, fair dealing and fraud, compliance with laws, rules and regulations, discrimination and harassment, accuracy of company records, political activities and contributions, gifts and entertainment and reporting of illegal or unethical behaviour.
The Board of Directors monitors compliance with the Ethics Code through reports of management to the Board Committees with responsibility for various aspects of the Code. In addition, we have established a whistleblower policy for complaints. Complaints are provided to the Chair of the Audit Committee.
For a comprehensive review of our entire Corporate Governance Guidelines please refer to our most recent information circular.