This report sets-out Alba’s Corporate Governance Report as required by The Code (2018) and the CBB Module. The Corporate Governance Report for 2022 and for prior years can be viewed by visiting Alba website at Corporate Governance | Kingdom of Bahrain (albasmelter.com)
Actions Undertaken to Comply with 2018 Corporate Governance Code
Alba is committed to implement the Corporate Governance Code of the Kingdom of Bahrain (the “MOICT Code”) and the Corporate Governance Module (the “CBB Module”). The Company pursues, where applicable, to exceed the minimum requirements set by the MOIC Code and the CBB Module as well as implement additional recommendations in line with international best practices. The Compliance with the Code is closely monitored by the Board Nomination, Remuneration and Corporate Governance Committee as well as Board Audit Committee through regular updates by the Corporate Governance Officer.
A Board approved ‘Code of Conduct’ - on par with leading international codes of ethics is established to set-out the required ethical conduct for all employees and representatives of the Company. Periodic awareness and trainings of the Code are being provided across Alba. The compliance with the Code of Conduct is monitored by Alba’s Integrity Task Force, which reports directly to the Board Audit Committee through the Chief Internal Auditor, who acts as the Chairman of the Task Force. Monitoring tools include an independently operated confidential hotline along with a reporting system in multiple languages by phone and internet 24-hours a day and every day.
The Company has appointed a Corporate Governance Officer since September 2018 to ensure that policies and procedures are in accordance with the regulatory and legal requirements of the Corporate Governance Code of 2018.
Many policies were reviewed and enhanced, as part of Alba’s Corporate Governance Framework, to comply with the requirements of the Code and in line with best practices.
The Board of Directors assumed the responsibility of compliance with the provisions of the Code and CBB Module for year-ended 2022
There were no Transactions done by Directors and their Connected Persons in 2022.