This a model set of Terms of Reference for a sustainability or ESG committee.
Such a committee is not a requirement, but there are increasing numbers of them. This guidance note sets out how to ensure this committee adopts good practice in accordance with other committee recommendations under the UK Corporate Governance Code.
There is a wide range of activities which sustainability or ESG committees can oversee, and the name chosen for the committee can have implications for what is covered in its remit. These model terms of reference are intended as a good practice guide for companies to adapt to their own needs.
These terms of reference allow companies to:
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