The Board recognises the gravity and importance of corporate governance. The Board has established Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees, all with defined terms of reference, modelled closely on the provisions of the UK Corporate Governance Code. A copy can also be viewed on the download links available.

Role of the Board 

The Board are collectively responsible to shareholders for the delivery of long term value, providing effective challenge and support to management and oversight of effective risk management and internal control systems.


Audit Committee
Nomination Committee
Remuneration Committee

Non-executive directors – letters of appointment

Christine Soden
Dorothee Deuring
Trudy Schoolenberg
Steve Good
John O'Higgins

Board and Committee governance

Matters reserved for the Board
Remuneration Committee - terms of reference
Nomination Committee - terms of reference
Division of responsibilities – Board roles
Non-executive directors – letters of appointment
Policy on non-audit services
Audit Committee - terms of reference
Policy on Board diversity

Ethics & compliance

Code of Conduct and Ethics
Tax Strategy
Animal testing policy
Anti-corruption policy

Social & environmental

Independent Verification Opinion of environmental data 2021
Water Stewardship Statement and Policy
UK Living Wage accreditation
Modern slavery - transparency statement
UN Global Compact Elementis Communication on progress 2022
Biodiversity statement
HSE policy