Governance

Governance

Good Governance begins with Mercer’s Independent Board

We work to maintain a modern and effective framework of policies and structures to ensure best practices for corporate governance. The composition of our nine-person independent Board satisfies many of the classic characteristics highlighted by governance advisors as being fundamental to good governance:

  • The Chair and CEO positions of Mercer are separate offices.
  • Other than the Chair and CEO, all Board members are independent.
  • The Audit, Compensation, and Governance Committees of the Board are comprised of independent members.
  • The Environmental, Health and Safety Committee ensures a strong focus on Environmental and Social performance.
  • Two of the nine current members of the Board are women.

Shareholder Approval

During the 2019 Annual Meeting of shareholders, proposals for consideration, including Board nominees, auditor appointment and executive compensation achieved 99% approval by shareholders.

Institutional Shareholder Services Inc., a leading shareholder advisory services firm, supported all proposals by the company and assessed its governance score as “Low Risk.”

Our goal is to ensure that our stakeholders have confidence in the integrity of our people, processes, and assets.

  • Issue Reporting

    We believe that Mercer’s viability and integrity depend on the protection of our critical assets, including our people, physical assets, and our information. We also believe that our communication, internal controls, and processes must adapt to the changing needs and objectives of the company, as well as to the changing marketplace. We appreciate your support and cooperation in keeping Mercer an ethical company from top to bottom.

    Ethicspoint is a comprehensive and anonymous Internet and telephone-based reporting tool that assists management and employees to work together to address fraud, abuse, misconduct, and other violations in the workplace while helping to cultivate a positive work environment.

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