Governance

Anglian Water is committed to meeting the highest standards of corporate governance and transparency.

 

The Anglian Water Services Limited Corporate Governance Code 2020 (the 2020 Code) came into effect on 1 October 2020 and replaced the Anglian Water Services Limited Corporate Governance Code 2019 (the 2019 Code).

TThe 2020 Code incorporates Ofwat’s 2019 Board Leadership, Transparency and Governance Principles (the BLTG Principles) and supporting provisions along with most of the provisions contained in the 2018 UK Corporate Governance Code. Only the parts of the UK Corporate Governance Code that cannot sensibly be applied to a company in private ownership, such as the provisions relating to shareholder meetings, have been omitted. Although compliance with the Wates Corporate Governance Principles (in addition to the BLTG Principles) would be sufficient, the Board was keen to adopt more stretching corporate governance requirements found in the 2018 UK Corporate Governance Code.

 

The only difference between the 2019 Code and the 2020 Code is that Provision 2.4 has been updated to ensure alignment with the company’s Articles of Association and Ofwat’s requirements on Board composition.

 

Details of compliance against the 2020 Code can be found in the 2021 Annual Integrated Report.