IDGC of Centre has affirmed the rating of corporate governance NCGR 7+ "Developed Corporate Governance Practice"

20 August 2013

Since the affirmation of the National Corporate Governance Rating (NCGR) in February 2013 a number of corporate events has passed in IDGC of Centre.

During the reporting period, the Company has adopted a number of corporate documents in the new edition, including:

 

  • — the Regulation on the Committee for Personnel and Remuneration;
  • — the Regulation for the Purchases and Regulation on the Central Purchasing Authority;
  • — the Corporate Governance Code;
  • — the Code of Conduct;
  • — the Standard for customer service.

The Code of Conduct and the new edition of the Corporate Governance Code included issues relating to the management of conflicts of interest of members of the management bodies and employees of the Company, including the definition of conflict of interest.

As a result, to date, the Company has a complex regulation of conflicts of interest of members of the Board of Directors and members of the executive bodies of IDGC of Centre.

June 14, 2013 the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on the results of 2012 was held.

In accordance with the agenda of the meeting shareholders approved the Annual Report and annual financial statements, elected new members to the Board of Directors and the Audit Commission.

In addition the meeting of shareholders approved the Company’s auditor for 2013 and declared dividends for 2012. In this case, it was decided to spend 25% of the Company’s net profit under RAS to pay dividends.

Thus, in the present, the Company has a positive dividend history — IDGC of Centre has declared and paid dividends successfully for the past three years.

The Board of Directors consists of 11 members, one of them corresponds to the substantive aspects of independence1 (A. V. Shevchuk). One is an executive director (General Director of IDGC of Centre O. Y. Isaev) and nine directors — non-executive. Of the non-executive directors two represent the interests of a minority shareholder — Prosperity Capital Management (RF) Ltd. (A. M. Branis and R. A. Filkin), and six (S. A. Arkhipov, V. A. Goncharov, S. A. Demin, A. V. Molsky, M. M. Saukh, O. V. Shatokhina) — the interests of the majority shareholder JSC «Russian Grids». The other non-executive director (M. V. Kaloeva) is a representative of the state — a public servant.

After the election of the new Board of Directors committees under the Board of Directors of IDGC of Centre were formed with new members.

The Audit Committee and the Committee for Personnel and Remuneration were headed by the non-executive director O. V. Shatokhina.

The mentioned committees also included one independent and three non-executive directors.

According to the results of the tender ZAO «KPMG», part of the «Big Four» of the leading international auditing firms, was elected as the external auditor of the Company under IFRS and RAS.

The Audit Commission consisted of five people who are not members of management bodies or employees of the Company, ensuring the objectivity and independence of their judgment.

As a whole, the changes allowed IDGC of Centre to affirm its NCGR rating at the level 7+.

NCGR 7+ is assigned to the company that complies with the requirements of the Russian legislation in the field of corporate governance, follows the greater part of the Russian Code of Conduct and certain recommendations of the international best practices in corporate governance. The company is characterized by a fairly low risk of property loss of owners related to the quality of corporate governance

  1. [1] In terms of the perception of the members of the Board of Directors by the investment community

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