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Sustainability governance

We believe that good governance lies at the heart of a well-run company

Openness and transparency, accountability and responsibility should run through everything we do from the top of the Group at Board level and throughout the business as a whole.

The Corporate Governance section of our 2015 Annual Report gives full details of our Corporate Governance Framework and the structures and processes we have in place to ensure that our Group is well governed.


Sustainability governance

The Board formally approves the sustainability policy and reviews sustainability performance on an annual basis

The Chief Human Resources Officer, who reports to the Chief Executive Officer, has executive oversight of health, safety, environment (HSE) and sustainability

The Commercial and Operations Committee reviews HSE performance at every meeting

The Chief Executive Officer receives weekly HSE updates from the Chief  HR Officer

The Vice President HSE and Sustainability provides the leadership and cohesion to deliverthe sustainability strategy

Line management supported by an HSE Leadership Team comprised of senior functional specialists drives HSE and sustainability performance

Compliance website

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Smith & Nephew has a strong reputation for integrity and ethical conduct. Our name and products are trusted everywhere around the world. Our Compliance website contains our legal and ethical principles for carrying out business and applies both to employees and to others who act for us

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