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Social & Ethics Committees Workshop
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The new Company Act requires that the boards of all listed public companies, state owned enterprises and companies with significant public interest should have a social and ethics sub-committee. The introduction of social and ethics committees emphasizes that companies have a significant social impact on the societies in which they operate. They thus have to be responsible corporate citizens – as the Third King Report on Corporate Governance also stated.

2012/11/08
When: 08 November 2012
Registration starts at 08:30. Workshop starts promptly at 09:00 until 12:30
Where: Durban Country Club
Durban, KwaZulu Natal  4000
South Africa
Contact: Phumzile Matukane

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Overview

The new Company Act requires that the boards of all listed public companies, state owned enterprises and companies with significant public interest should have a social and ethics sub-committee. The introduction of social and ethics committees emphasizes that companies have a significant social impact on the societies in which they operate. They thus have to be responsible corporate citizens – as the Third King Report on Corporate Governance also stated. This workshop will explore how social and ethics committees should operate and how they could fit into the overall corporate governance of a company.

Duration

Half day – 09h00 – 12h30

Key focus areas

  • The social role/responsibility of business in the South African context
  • The governance of ethics in King III
  • The mandate of the Social & Ethics Committee
  • Strategies and processes for an effective Social & Ethics Committee
  • "How we’ve done it”: Company perspectives & experiences

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