1 1 Code of Code governance of governance principles Ethical leadership and corporate citizenship 1 Board and directors 4 Audit committees 9 The governance of risk 11 The governance of information technology 13 Compliance with laws, rules, codes and standards 14 Internal audit 15 Governing stakeholder relationships 15 Integrated reporting and disclosure Ethical leadership and corporate citizenship Responsible leadership 1.1 The board should provide effective leadership based on an ethical foundation The board has put in place appropriate structures and processes to ensure that business is conducted in an ethical manner, taking into account the impact of the organisations business on the economy, society and the environment and balancing the interest of its diverse stakeholders. Ethical foundation 1.2 The board should ensure that the company is and is seen to be a responsible corporate citizen Firstly, to inculcate an ethical culture, Vodacom has implemented an Ethics management programme, further details of which is provided under King principle 1.3 below. A Code of Conduct ( Code ) is also in existence and communicated to all staff. In addition, on-line training on the Code was rolled out to staff. Our Code gives employees basic guidance on how to implement the business principles in practice, and refers them to more detailed policies and guidelines for business behaviour. These documents cover a range of topics from declarations of interests to the receiving and giving of gifts and hospitality. Vodacom employees have a duty to report any suspected breaches of the Code and other company policies. Refer to Social and Ethics Committee report. Vodacom has implemented an anti-corruption programme and requires all its employees and business partners to abide by anti-corruption laws in the conduct of Vodacom s business. Refer to Anti-corruption programme in the Social and Ethics Committee report. Through the Vodacom Foundation, we have contributed to various social development projects in the areas of Mobile Education, Mobile Health and Vodacom Change the World. Refer to communities report. Vodacom has implemented various initiatives and programmes to ensure that we promote and protect the environment and maintain the health and safety of our people, suppliers and the general public.
2 2 Vodacom Group Limited Integrated report for the year ended 31 March 2014 Code of governance principles 1. Ethical leadership and corporate citizenship Ethical foundation 1.2 The board should ensure that the company is and is seen to be a responsible corporate citizen To this end Vodacom has implemented or engaged in the following initiatives: a) a health and safety programme; b) monitoring and reporting on our resource consumption; c) participation in the Carbon Disclosure Project and have set targets to reduce our carbon footprint; d) obtained ISO certification; e) recently set up an environmental management review committee/working group; f) developed an innovation centre that does research into efforts that Vodacom can implement to operate in a more environmentally friendly manner Refer to environmental report. Vodacom has a stakeholder relations function whose role is to proactively manage stakeholder relations and expectations. Refer to stakeholder report. Finally, Vodacom Group has a Social and Ethics Committee that maintains oversight on various sustainability and good corporate citizenship matters. Refer to Social and Ethics Committee report. 1.3 The board should ensure that the company s ethics are managed effectively The Group has implemented an ethics management programme called Ethics Along the Way. The Group Social and Ethics Committee and audit committees of our operating companies provide oversight of the Ethics Along the Way programme. We conduct ethics, People and Reputation Surveys, and review information from internal investigations and disciplinary actions to assess key ethics risks. These risks are reduced and managed as part of our risk management strategies. During the course of the year Vodacom pursued a Doing what s right Campaign which encapsulated the following key areas: Code of conduct; Health and safely: Competition law training ;and Anti-bribery.
3 Code of governance principles 3 1. Ethical leadership and corporate citizenship Ethical foundation 1.3 The board should ensure that the company s ethics are managed effectively The ethics department also provides advice to employees on general ethics topics such as giving and receiving gifts and conflicts of interest. To facilitate the handover and implementation of the programme to the boards and management of the individual operating companies, ethics committees have been established in our International mobile operations in DRC, Lesotho, Mozambique and Tanzania as well as Vodacom Business Africa in Nigeria. The membership of these committees includes both management and employees. The committees review the results of ethics risk assessments and other risk indicators, assist in highlighting and implementing key ethics-related policies and procedures, and bring concerns and complaints to the attention of the respective company. The managing directors of these companies have also appointed a number of employees as ethics champions to further raise the profile of, and encourage adherence to, business ethics. Refer to the Social and Ethics Committee report. We have aligned our policies with those of our parent company, Vodafone and we have implemented Vodafone s policy compliance programme; The Vodacom whistle-blowing hotline continues to be promoted further across business.
4 4 Vodacom Group Limited Integrated report for the year ended 31 March 2014 Code of governance principles 2. Board and directors Role and function of the board 2.1 Vodacom is committed to the highest standards of business integrity, ethics and professionalism. The board recognises the need to conduct the business in accordance with the principles of the King Code of Corporate Practices and Conduct ( King III ). These principles include discipline, independence, responsibility, fairness, social responsibility, transparency and the accountability of directors to all stakeholders A Board charter has been adopted which details the responsibilities of the board. These include: Oversight of the Group strategic direction; Approving major capital projects, acquisitions or divestments; Exercising objective judgement on the Group s business affairs independent from management; Ensuring that appropriate governance structures, policies and procedures are in place; Ensuring the effectiveness of the Group s internal controls; Reviewing and evaluating the Group s risks; Approving the annual budget and operating plan; Approving the annual and interim financial results and shareholder communications; Approving the senior management structure, responsibilities and succession plans; and Responsibility for technology governance The board holds a minimum of four meetings, two teleconferences and a strategy session every year. Special board meetings are convened when necessary The board has delegated to management the responsibility to deal with stakeholder relationships in a proactive and constructive manner. A Stakeholder policy was approved by the Social & Ethics Committee in 2012, this and other initiatives and activities are more fully reported in the stakeholder report. Refer to stakeholder report The board leads and manages the business on a going concern and sustainable basis where long-range plans are developed and reviewed on an annual basis.
5 Code of governance principles 5 2. Board and directors Role and function of the board 2.2 A strategy session is held annually where the board either approves any new strategic direction or re-affirms the current strategy 2.3 The board should provide effective leadership based on an ethical foundation 2.4 The board should ensure that the company is and is seen to be a responsible corporate citizen 2.5 The board should ensure that the company s ethics are managed effectively 2.6 The board should ensure that the company has an effective and independent audit committee 2.7 The board should be responsible for the governance of risk 2.8 The board should be responsible for information technology ( IT ) governance 2.2.1, 2.2.2, In analysing the strategic direction and objectives of the business, the board: Takes into account that the strategy is aligned to the purpose of Vodacom, its value drivers and legitimate interests and expectations of stakeholders; Satisfies itself that the strategy and business plan are not encumbered by risks that have not been properly examined; Ensures that the strategy will result in a sustainable outcome. Refer to 1.1 above Refer to 1.2 above Refer to 1.3 above The board nominates three independent directors, who are suitably qualified to take on the role of audit committee members, each year at the annual general meeting where shareholders have the right to vote on the appointment of such an audit committee. At Vodacom, the Audit Committee is known as the Audit, Risk and Compliance ( ARC ) Committee. The management and review of risk is embedded in the board charter and forms part of a formal process which includes both systems and risk management. A disciplined approach has been adopted together with policies, related internal controls, compliance and governance processes entrenched within Vodacom. As an Information and Communications Technology ( ICT ) company, technology is core to Vodacom s business and forms part of the governance structures, policies and procedures.
6 6 Vodacom Group Limited Integrated report for the year ended 31 March 2014 Code of governance principles 2. Board and directors Role and function of the board 2.9 The board should ensure that the company complies with applicable laws and considers adherence to non-binding rules, codes and standards 2.10 The board should ensure that there is an effective risk-based internal audit 2.11 The board should appreciate that stakeholder s perception affect the company s reputation Regulation and laws applicable to the business across its various jurisdictions is a key focus area for the Group. The legal compliance programme includes: policies and a compliance management framework which sets target dates for full compliance with legal obligations, for implementing internal controls, and for managing the implementation and monitoring of the framework together with compliance owners; anti-money laundering ( AML ) compliance in respect of the M-Pesa mobile money transfer product and general AML reporting across Vodacom such as airtime purchases/usage and transaction monitoring; and anti-corruption, money laundering and terrorist financing ( anti-cmt ) compliance. The Internal Audit function has a defined charter, as approved by the ARC Committee. The charter conforms to the International standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and Code of Ethics as set out by the Institute of Internal Auditors ( IIA ). The Group s audit methodology and planning follows a risk based approach. The internal audit plan is compiled annually in co-operation with Vodafone and is approved by the ARC Committee in March of every year and communicated to executive management. Special assignments may also be conducted upon request with appropriate arrangements made to ensure that these do not compromise the achievement of the overall audit plan for the year. Vodacom s brand and its reputation as a company is of paramount importance to the board. The Social & Ethics Committee, a committee of the board, focuses on efforts in relation to: maintaining good relations with consumers; maintaining good relations with employees; protecting the environment and promotion of health and safety in the workplace; preventing and combating bribery and corruption For further details Social & Ethics Committee report The board should ensure the integrity of the company s integrated report Vodacom appointed Ernst & Young who conducted a limited assurance on the 2014 integrated report.
7 Code of governance principles 7 2. Board and directors Role and function of the board 2.13 The board should report on the effectiveness of the company s system of internal controls 2.14 The board and its directors should act in the best interests of the company 2.15 The board should consider business rescue proceedings or other turnaround mechanisms as soon as the company is financially distressed as defined in the Act The board should elect a chairman of the board who is an independent non-executive director. The Chief Executive Officer ( CEO ) of the company should not also fulfil the role of chairman of the board Internal controls comprise methods and procedures adopted by management to provide reasonable assurance in safeguarding assets, prevention and detection of error, accuracy and completeness of accounting records, and reliability of annual financial statements of all entities within the Group. The internal audit function serves management and the Board by performing independent evaluations of the adequacy and effectiveness of the Group s controls, financial reporting mechanisms and records, information systems and operations, and provides additional assurance in safeguarding of assets and financial information. Vodafone is required to comply with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act ( SOX ) due to its listing on the NASDAQ stock exchange. With combined efforts between the Group and Vodafone, specific processes were identified that had to be brought in line with SOX requirements as part of the Group s SOX compliance efforts. To be SOX compliant, the processes, systems and controls identified were reviewed for adequacy and tested to prove the effectiveness and on-going operation thereof. Management has concluded that these internal controls over financial reporting as at 31 March 2014 were effective. This is required in terms of company law and every effort is made to ensure there are no conflicts. Where any conflict has arisen, the director concerned has excused himself, left the meeting and has not participated in the discussion nor the vote. This has not yet arisen but board members are aware of their responsibilities in terms of the Companies Act. The roles of CEO and Chairman are separate. The Chairman is an independent non-executive director.
8 8 Vodacom Group Limited Integrated report for the year ended 31 March 2014 Code of governance principles 2. Board and directors Role and function of the board 2.17 The board should appoint the CEO and establish a framework for the delegation of authority 2.18 The board should comprise a balance of power, with a majority of non-executive directors. The majority of non-executive directors should be independent 2.19 Directors should be appointed through a formal process 2.20 The induction of and on-going training and development of directors should be conducted through formal processes 2.21 The board should be assisted by a competent, suitably qualified and experienced company secretary 2.22 The evaluation of the board, its committees and the individual directors should be performed every year Vodacom has a CEO who has responsibility for the day-to-day operational requirements and acts with a framework of a delegation of authority which is reviewed on a regular basis. Vodacom has a unitary board of 12 directors. Five directors, including the Chairman, are independent non-executive directors. Five are non-executive directors and two are executive directors. Although the majority are non-executive directors, half of our non-executive directors are not independent as recommended by King III as they represent Vodafone. However, the Board is satisfied that the balance of power and objectivity on the Board is sufficient and does not require additional independent voices. Vodacom has a Nomination Committee where the identification and evaluation of potential candidates for appointment to the board forms part of its mandate. The authority to appoint directors however remains a function of the board and shareholders, where necessary. On appointment, directors undergo an induction programme which deals with their duties and responsibilities as well education on the business of Vodacom. Directors are kept updated on developments in the business which may include site visits and deep dives into various aspects of the business. This forms part of the work plan for the board which gets approved in March of every year. Vodacom appointed Ms Sandi Linford as its group company secretary in December Directors have access to the advice and service of the company secretary who is responsible to the board for ensuring compliance with procedures and applicable statutes and regulations. Vodacom conducted a board evaluation during the year. The outcome of this evaluation is more fully reported in the 2014 integrated report. Corporate governance statement The board should delegate certain functions to well-structured committees but without abdicating its own responsibilities The board has appointed the following committees: Executive Committee Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee Remuneration Committee Nomination Committee Social & Ethics Committee All committees operate under a board approved terms of reference (charter) which are updated from time to time. Corporate governance statement.
9 Code of governance principles 9 2. Board and directors Role and function of the board 2.24 A governance framework should be agreed between the group and its subsidiary boards 2.25 Companies should remunerate directors and executives fairly and responsibly The board has approved a delegation of authority which includes its subsidiary companies. The remuneration committee, in consultation with executive management, ensures that the group s directors and executives are fairly rewarded for their contribution and are in line with the remuneration policy. This is more fully outlined in the remuneration report Remuneration report Companies should disclose the remuneration of each individual director and prescribed officer 2.27 Shareholders should approve the company s remuneration policy This is fully disclosed in the remuneration report Remuneration report. A resolution is put to shareholders at the annual general meeting for shareholders to vote on the remuneration policy. This is set out in the notice of annual general meeting. Notice of annual general meeting. 3. Audit committees Membership and resources of the audit committee 3.1 The board should ensure that the company has an effective and independent audit committee 3.2 Audit committee members should be suitably skilled and experienced independent non-executive directors The members of the ARC Committee were appointed by shareholders at the annual general meeting held on 18 July The members are DH Brown (Chairman), PJ Moleketi and YZ Cuba and are categorised as independent directors. The board believes that the members of the ARC Committee are suitably qualified for their roles: DH Brown David is CEO of Coal of Africa Limited and is a non-executive director of Edcon Holdings Limited as well as Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee. He is the former CEO of Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (Implats) and was chairman of Impala Platinum Limited and Zimplats Holdings Limited, the two major operating subsidiaries within the Implats group. David was CEO from 2006 to 2012 and before that he served as Chief Financial Officer ( CFO ) from Prior to that, David worked in the IT sector for four years and for the Exxon Mobil Corporation in Europe for five years. He served his articles with EY. David was appointed to the Vodacom Group Board in January 2012.
10 10 Vodacom Group Limited Integrated report for the year ended 31 March 2014 Code of governance principles 3. Audit committees Membership and resources of the audit committee 3.2 Audit committee members should be suitably skilled and experienced independent non-executive directors 3.3 The audit committee should be chaired by an independent non-executive director YZ Cuba Yolanda is the Executive Director: Strategy & Business Support, at South African Breweries Limited ( SAB ), a position she has held since February She joined SAB in September 2011 as Executive Director: Development and Decision Support. Prior to joining SAB she was the Group CEO of Mvelaphanda Group. Yolanda joined Mvelaphanda in 2003 in the Corporate Finance Division and became the Group CEO in She was recognised as the Top Empowered Business Woman of the Year in 2006 by Top Companies and was awarded a Youth Excellence award in 2007 by the Black Management Forum. Yolanda was also selected as one of the Young Global Leaders in 2008, an initiative by the World Economic Forum. She was named as one of the 20 Youngest Power Women in Africa by Forbes Magazine in Yolanda also serves on a number of boards including Barclays Africa Group Limited. PJ Moleketi Jabu is non-executive chairman of Brait SA and the Development Bank of South Africa. He is a former non-executive director of Nedbank and former member of the Local Organising Committee 2010 FIFA World Cup. He is a former Deputy Minister of Finance ( ) and former MEC of Financial and Economic Affairs in the Gauteng Provincial Government ( ). He is a director of several companies listed on the JSE Limited. Jabu was appointed to the Vodacom Group Board in November The current chairman, Mr DH Brown is categorised as an independent director. 3.4 The audit committee should oversee integrated reporting 3.5 The audit committee should ensure that a combined assurance model is applied to provide a co-ordinated approach to all assurance activities 3.6 The audit committee should satisfy itself of the expertise, resources and experience of the company finance function 3.7 The audit committee should be responsible for overseeing of internal audit 3.8 The audit committee should be an integral component of the risk management process This forms part of the ARC Committee mandate. In November 2011, the ARC Committee approved the Combined Assurance Framework. The combined assurance model identifies the risk areas affecting the Group and maps the level of assurance being provided by the different lines rolled out into the business to improve the assessments regarding the levels of assurance provided. See page 93 of the 2014 integrated report. The ARC Committee has concluded that the finance function is adequately resourced with technically competent individuals and is effective. The head of internal audit reports to the ARC Committee. This forms part of the ARC Committee Charter.
11 Code of governance principles Audit committees Membership and resources of the audit committee 3.9 The audit committee is responsible for recommending the appointment of the external auditor and overseeing the external audit process 3.10 The audit committee should report to the board and shareholders on how it has discharged its duties This forms part of the ARC Committee Charter. A report on the activities of the ARC Committee forms part of the audited annual financial statements. ARC Committee report. 4. The governance of risk The board s responsibility for risk governance 4.1 The board should be responsible for the governance of risk 4.2 The board should determine the levels of risk tolerance 4.3 The risk committee or audit committee should assist the board in carrying out its risk responsibilities 4.4 The board should delegate to management the responsibility to design, implement and monitor the risk management plan This forms part of the board charter. This is reviewed by the board on an annual basis. The board has appointed the ARC Committee to assist with its risk responsibilities. Vodacom has appointed a Chief Risk Officer who assists in identifying, assessing and recording the strategic risks facing the Group and, where appropriate, monitors mitigating actions.
12 12 Vodacom Group Limited Integrated report for the year ended 31 March 2014 Code of governance principles 4. The governance of risk Risk assessment 4.5 The board should ensure that risk assessments are performed on a continual basis 4.6 The board should ensure that frameworks and methodologies are implemented to increase the probability of anticipating unpredictable risks Risk response 4.7 The board should ensure that management considers and implements appropriate risk responses Risk monitoring 4.8 The board should ensure continual risk monitoring by management Risk assurance 4.9 The board should receive assurance regarding the effectiveness of the risk management process Risk disclosure 4.10 The board should ensure that there are processes in place enabling complete, timely, relevant, accurate and accessible risk disclosure to stakeholders 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 4.9, 4.10 Management continuously develops and enhances its risk and control procedures basis, aiming to improve risk identification, assessment and monitoring. The directors consider business risks when setting strategies, approving budgets and monitoring progress against budgets. Risks are managed at three distinct levels Risk Management Committees, the Risk Group and line management. The Group Risk Management Committee ( GRMC ) which meets four times a year and which is chaired by the CFO, has been in existence for nine years. Current membership comprises the Group Executive Committee members, the Chief Risk Officer and the Managing Directors of each of the local markets. The two main functions of the GRMC are: To filter and approve the list of strategically high and critical risks and to present these risks to the Group Board yearly; and To oversee and monitor the various projects and structures designed to manage specific identified risks for example Business Continuity Management. The GRMC also acts as the Risk Management Committee ( RMC ) for Vodacom South Africa. The Risk management committees in each country of operation are chaired by the respective Managing Director and the remaining members are the Executive Committee of the local operation. The mandate of each committee is identical to that of the GRMC. Risks are identified and managed at five levels within the Group: project, process, operational, tactical and strategic levels. Risks are periodically reviewed and updated. For strategic risks, a filtering and reporting process ensures that the relevant items are reported to the Risk Managing Committees and are then reviewed by the relevant boards. The major strategic risks identified during the year are detailed in the Risk Management Report in the Integrated Report for the year ended 31 March 2014.
13 Code of governance principles The governance of information technology 5. The governance of information technology 5.1 The board should be responsible for IT governance 5.2 IT should be aligned with the performance and sustainability objectives of the company 5.3 The board should delegate to management the responsibility for the implementation of an IT governance framework 5.4 The board should monitor and evaluate significant IT investments and expertise 5.5 IT should form an integral part of the company s risk management 5.6 The board should ensure that information assets are managed effectively 5.7 A risk committee and audit committee should assist the board in carrying out its IT responsibilities This is embedded in the Board Charter. As an ICT company, technology is core to the business of Vodacom. A board approved technology governance framework is in place as well as a Technology Charter. The board has delegated to management the responsibility for the implementation of technology governance. The CEO is the individual responsible for the management of technology governance. Vodacom has a capital expenditure review board which reviews and considers capital expenditure investment, which includes investment in technology. A summary of investments considered by the capital expenditure board is reviewed by the ARC Committee as an when investments in technology are required. This is embedded in Vodacom s risk management programme and risks are reviewed on a quarterly basis at the Risk Management Committee meetings. Technology assets are managed through the auspices of the office of the Chief of Technology who has responsibility to manage technology assets effectively. This is embedded in the Board Charter.
14 14 Vodacom Group Limited Integrated report for the year ended 31 March 2014 Code of governance principles 6. Compliance with laws, rules, codes and standards 6.1 The board should ensure that the company complies with applicable laws and considers adherence to non-binding rules, codes and standards 6.2 The board and each individual director should have a working understanding of the effect of the applicable laws, rules codes and standards on the company and its business 6.3 Compliance risk should form an integral part of the company s risk management process 6.4 The board should delegate to management the implementation of an effective compliance framework and processes Compliance with laws, standards and codes forms part of Vodacom s key business principles Vodacom s key business principles. Vodacom has a dedicated legal and regulatory division who assists the Board in its understanding of applicable laws, rules and codes as these effect the business of Vodacom. This forms part of the Board Charter See 4. Above. A Chief Officer: Legal & Regulatory has been appointed and he and his team assist with the management and implementation of an effective compliance framework. This includes the following : engaging with the various communications administrations and regulatory authorities; advising and assisting the organisation with the management of applications for new licences and overseeing compliance with licence conditions and obligations; commenting on communications legislations and other laws relevant to the industry; monitoring, developing and providing awareness training on policies and procedures to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, codes and various standards applicable to the Group s operating companies; and the legal compliance programme includes anti-cmt compliance.
15 Code of governance principles Internal audit The need for and role of internal audit Internal audit s approach and plan 7.1 The board should ensure that there is an effective risk based internal audit 7.2 Internal audit should follow a risk based approach to its plan 7.3 Internal audit should provide a written assessment of the effectiveness of the company s system of internal controls and risk management 7.4 The audit committee should be responsible for overseeing internal audit 7.5 Internal audit should be strategically positioned to achieve its objectives Please see 2.10 above. Please see 2.10 above. Please see 2.13 above. The Head of Internal Audit reports to the ARC Committee and has unrestricted access to the Chairman of the ARC Committee. The Head of Internal Audit is positioned at a senior executive level and has unrestricted access to the CEO and CFO. 8. Governing stakeholder relationships Dispute resolution 8.1 The board should appreciate that stakeholders perceptions affect a company s reputation 8.2 The board should delegate to management to proactively deal with stakeholder relationships 8.3 The board should strive to achieve the appropriate balance between its various stakeholder groupings, in the best interests of the company 8.4 Companies should ensure the equitable treatment of shareholders 8.5 Transparent and effective communication with stakeholders is essential for building and maintaining their trust and confidence 8.6 The board should ensure that disputes are resolved as effectively, efficiently and expeditiously as possible Please see 2.11 above. The Chief of Corporate Affairs has responsibility for the management and implementation of the stakeholder framework. Stakeholder report. This is also a JSE requirement and every effort is made to treat all shareholders equitably. Related party transactions with the controlling shareholder, Vodafone, are handled at Board level where the Vodafone representatives on the Board are precluded from voting and the Board is mindful of the JSE Listings Requirements concerning related party transactions. Stakeholder report. This forms part of Vodacom s legal and regulatory processes.
16 16 Vodacom Group Limited Integrated report for the year ended 31 March 2014 Code of governance principles 9. Integrated reporting and disclosure Transparency and accountability 9.1 The board should ensure the integrity of the company s integrated report 9.2 Sustainability reporting and disclosure should be integrated with the company s financial reporting 9.3 Sustainability reporting and disclosure should be independently assured Ernst & Young were appointed in FY2014 to provide an independent limited assurance on the 2014 integrated report. Ernst & Young s report may be found in the 2014 integrated report (page 94). It is the intention to appoint a service provider to provide a limited assurance report for the 2015 integrated report integrated report. This has not yet taken place and remain under review by management.
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