Trust is built by doing the right thing the right way. Aitken Spence takes pride in its long history of doing precisely this. It has paved the way for sound corporate governance principles and practices by which the Company seeks to ensure that it is run according to the intentions of the shareholders and stakeholders alike.
The commitment to doing what is right is at the foundation of effective governance realised through the leadership and collaboration of each individual across the Group and its subsidiaries. Conducting robust integration of plans and actions that continuously challenge the status quo; ensuring the high standards of decision making – simultaneously dynamic, adaptable and flexible in the uncertain micro and macroeconomic business environment; is endemic at Aitken Spence. The Company strives to enhance long term shareholder value whilst perpetuating the highest standards of integrity, accountability, transparency and business ethics.
Actions are sustained and harnessed to drive a culture of continuous improvement in sustainability and eco efficiency whilst upholding the high standards of corporate governance. Such principles and practices adopted by the Company are elaborated further in the Company's Annual Report. These principles and practices draw upon the jointly issued guidelines by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka, the Listing Rules of the Colombo Stock Exchange and other Codes of Professional Institutes and the Chamber of Commerce
Please refer to the Group's Annual Report for a detailed look at the Company's governance procedures.