The 5N Plus Board of Directors, supported by its committees and officers, believe that strict standards of ethics are indispensable to success for the company and add value for its shareholders. 5N Plus encourages all directors, officers and employees to conduct themselves in accordance with the company’s values, which are based on open communication, honesty and accountability.
Code of Ethics
The Code of Ethics was adopted on April 7, 2009 by the Board of Directors.
Board of Directors
Charter of the Board of Directors
Position description - Chairman of the Board of Directors
Majority Voting Policy
Audit and Risk Management Committee
The Audit and Risk Management Committee is appointed by the 5N Plus Board of Directors to assist it in carrying out its responsibility of exercising oversight over financial control measures and the presentation of financial information about 5N Plus. The Audit and Risk Management Committee members are Jean-Marie Bourassa (Chair), James T. Fahey and Gervais Jacques, all of whom are independent and have financial proficiency as defined by applicable securities legislation in Canada.
Governance and Compensation Committee
Compensation for 5N Plus senior officers is set by the Board of Directors on the basis of recommendations made by the Governance and Compensation Committee. The Governance and Compensation Committee members are Nathalie Le Prohon (Chair), James T. Fahey and Gervais Jacques, all of whom are independent as defined by applicable securities legislation in Canada.
The Company is committed to applying the highest possible standards of professional ethics, morality and conduct. To this end and in order to ensure transparent communication, the Whistleblower Policy is a tool made available to employees in order to allow them to express their concerns with the assurance that they will be protected against reprisals or victimization following whistleblowing that is carried out in good faith.
Information is one of the Company’s most valuable assets, 5N Plus has in place a clear framework and a range of measures for protecting information and limiting its disclosure.
Conflict-Free Minerals Declaration
The coverage on human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and environmental issues resulting from the mining of minerals, including tantalum (Ta), tungsten (W), tin (Sn), and gold (Au) has caused wide public concern.
At 5N Plus, not only do we comply with all national and other applicable laws and regulations, we also actively promote initiatives for managing resources responsibly and remain the environmental leader within our industry by minimizing the impact of our operations and products on the environment. Regarding responsible sourcing of raw materials used to produce our specialty metal and chemical products, we do not believe they originate from the DRC and its adjoining countries, based on currently available information.
Do not hesitate to contact our Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHS&S) department should you require additional information.
5N Plus by-law
Advance Notice Policy
Articles of Incorporation