Informa’s Board is accountable to the Group’s Shareholders for its standards of governance, and is committed to the principles of corporate governance contained in the Code of the Financial Reporting Council (“FRC”). The Board is pleased to report that Informa complied with the provisions of the Corporate Governance Code which was published in April 2016 (the Code).
The Board monitored the Company’s risk management systems and also carried out a review of the effectiveness of the Company’s risk management and internal control systems. The Board monitored material controls by exception through the Risk Committee. The Corporate Governance Report, the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Directors’ Remuneration Reports in the 2017 Annual Report explain how Informa applied the principles of good governance set out in the Code.
The Audit Committee has been provided with suitable supporting material to review the Annual Report and Financial Statements and, in accordance with the Code, has provided assurances for the Board to confirm that the Annual Report and Financial Statements, taken as a whole, is fair, balanced and understandable. The Board also confirms that the Annual Report contains sufficient information for Shareholders to assess the Company’s performance, business model and strategy.