Aurania’s Board and senior management team recognize that good corporate governance is fundamental to the effective and efficient operation of the Company. The Board is committed to maintaining a high standard of corporate governance practices and believes that this commitment is not only in the best interest of the Shareholders, but that it also promotes effective decision making at the Board level.
Aurania is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values, respects and fosters our diversity. We believe that a rich variety in our Board, management team and workforce will create a more successful organization and to that end, we endeavour to bring people from varied backgrounds together and give them the opportunity to contribute their unique skills, experiences and perspectives to the work we do.
Aurania’s Board has created a number of governance policies that provide the framework for its corporate culture and business practices. These policies are included in the Company’s Corporate Governance Manual and the Board will regularly review and update these policies as the Company evolves.
The Corporate Governance Manual includes the following charters and policies:
The Company has an open-door policy and invites all directors, officers and employees to share their questions, concerns, suggestions or complaints with someone who can address them properly. Any individual with a concern or complaint regarding a violation or suspected violation relating to all matters relating to Aurania may submit their concern to the non-executive Chair of the Audit Committee of Aurania (the “Audit Committee Chairman”) utilizing the DSA Whistleblower Integrity Hotline Service.
DSA Whistleblower Integrity Hotline Service through DSA Corporate Service Inc. operates a secure, confidential and anonymous facility and will forward the complaint to the non-executive Chairman of the Audit Committee. The secure email transmission for DSA Whistleblower Integrity Hotline is firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone 1-844-900-1001. All complaints received will be considered carefully. Any complaint should provide sufficient details so that a reasonable investigation can be conducted.
The names of the Directors currently serving on the Company’s Committees are listed in the Management Information Circular dated May 12, 2021 (the “MIC”). The MIC is posted at www.SEDAR.com and listed on the website, in the Investors section, under the heading “Annual General Meeting”.