SUEZ’s Board of Directors sets the Group’s business directions and oversees their implementation. It is composed of 19 members that each serve 4-year terms, including 2 employee directors and 1 employee shareholder director. It comprises 42,1% of women (41,2% without taking into account the employee directors and employee shareholder director in accordance with the recommendations of the AFEP-MEDEF Code) and 31,6% of non-French Directors. Under the criteria of the AFEP-MEDEF Code, 8 Directors are qualified as independent by the Board, i.e. 50% of its members, without taking into account the employee directors and the employee shareholder director in accordance with the recommendations of the AFEP-MEDEF Code.
In 2015, the Board met 12 times, with an attendance rate of 85,3 %.
The main issues addressed included a business review, the Group’s financial position and results (review of annual, half-year and quarterly performance, analysis and updating of earnings forecasts), the Group’s funding status (borrowings, available cash, simple or hybrid bond issues), the renewal of the share buyback program, governance issues (changes in the composition of the Board of Directors and its committees, splitting of the Appointments and Compensation committees into two separate committees, training of employee directors), the establishment of a long-term compensation plan and the adoption of a single brand for SUEZ and the acquisition of this brand.
The Board also renewed the Chief Executive Officer’s annual authorization to issue securities, endorsements and guarantees, and approved guarantee projects of amounts greater than the Chief Executive Officer’s authorization threshold. Finally, it regularly reviewed the work of its various committees.
Find all the details on p. 218 of the 2015 Reference Document.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of SUEZ
Chairman of the Board of Directors of ENGIE
Chief Executive Officer of Eaux Minérales d’Oulmes
Executive Vice-President and General Secretary of ENGIE
Photographies: ©SUEZ/Denis Felix