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

Ethics & compliance

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

Social & environmental

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

Non-executive directors – letters of appointment

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

Board and Committee governance

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