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

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

Non-executive directors – letters of appointment

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

Board and Committee governance

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

Social & environmental

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