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

Social & environmental

UN Global Compact Elementis Communication on progress 2021
Modern slavery - transparency statement
Independent Verification Opinion of GHG Emissions Data
Biodiversity statement
UK Living Wage accreditation
HSE policy

Board and Committee governance

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

Non-executive directors – letters of appointment

Christine Soden
John O'Higgins
Andrew Duff
Anne Hyland
Dorothee Deuring
Steve Good

Ethics & compliance

Animal testing policy
Tax Strategy
Code of business conduct and ethics
Anti-corruption policy