Supervision and compliance
As an issuer of listed securities, Umicore is subject to the listing requirements of Euronext Brussels. In Belgium it is also subject to supervision by the Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA).
Umicore has a specific policy regarding the independence of the company auditor. This policy outlines duties and responsibilities of the company and the auditor regarding independence, the exclusion of certain non-audit services and the monitoring of auditor remuneration.
At the Ordinary Shareholders meeting of April 25th 2017, the mandate of PricewaterhouseCoopers Bedrijfsrevisoren/Reviseurs d’Entreprises BCVBA/SCCRL as statutory auditor was renewed for a duration of three years, up to and including the ordinary shareholders’ meeting of 2020.
Umicore Public Tender – Group External Auditor - May 10, 2019
Umicore is launching a public tendering process pursuant to Articles 16 and 17 of Regulation (EU) n° 537/2014 on specific requirements regarding statutory audit of public-interest entities. Candidate registered audit firms are requested to send a tender participation request to firstname.lastname@example.org latest by May 24th, 2019. Following clearance of such participation requests, a Request for Proposal (RFP) document will be made available to eligible registered audit firms.
Code of Conduct
Umicore operates a Code of Conduct for all employees, representatives and Board members. This Code is fundamental to the task of creating and maintaining a relation of trust and professionalism with its main stakeholders namely its employees, commercial partners, shareholders, government authorities and the public.
The main purpose of Umicore’s Code of Conduct is to ensure that all persons acting on behalf of Umicore perform their activities in an ethical way and in accordance with the laws and regulations and with the standards Umicore sets through its present and future policies, guidelines and rules.
Annex 5 of Umicore’s Corporate Governance Charter contains a specific policy related to the application of Belgian legislation regarding market manipulation and insider trading.