Strong corporate governance is fundamental to Resolute Forest Products’ long-term success as an increasingly diversified, highly competitive and consistently profitable organization.
Our approach to governance is designed to ensure that all aspects of the Company’s business are conducted with integrity and transparency, in a manner that facilitates meaningful engagement with stakeholders. Compliance with the laws and regulations in the various jurisdictions where Resolute operates is a given. However, our aspirations are considerably higher.
We have adopted corporate governance charters related to certain key areas such as director qualifications and responsibilities, responsibilities of board committees and director compensation. We have also adopted a Code of Business Conduct for directors, officers and employees.
Ethics Reporting Policy
At Resolute, we expect our employees to maintain the highest level of ethics and integrity in their dealings with customers, suppliers, fellow employees, shareholders and other stakeholders. As part of this commitment, we have adopted an Ethics Reporting Policy that allows officers, managers and employees to report financial or accounting irregularities as well as other suspected wrongdoings; to raise any other ethics or compliance concerns or questions they may have; and to proactively seek guidance on actions with potential ethical implications. To learn more, read our Ethics Reporting Policy.
Ethics Reporting Hotline/Helpline (independent and confidential)
Toll-free 24/7/365: 1-877-319-8904
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Corporate Governance Charters
* We amended our Code of Business Conduct as of April 1, 2014. The Code of Business Conduct, as amended, applies to all employees, including our president and chief executive officer, chief financial officer and chief accounting officer, and to each member of the board of directors. (Hourly employees have been subject to the amended Code of Business Conduct since July 1, 2014, and were subject to the previous code until then.) We amended the Code of Business Conduct to update a number of policies, to clarify guidelines and duties, and to improve the structure and style. We also amended the Ethics Reporting Policy as of August 11, 2014, to clarify the role of the board representatives and the manner in which certain matters are handled. We simultaneously made corresponding changes to the Code of Business Conduct. None of the amendments and revisions described here relate to, or result in, any waiver, explicit or implicit, of any provision of the prior version of the applicable documents.