Governance and ESG framework
Toromont’s Board of Directors built a strong governance framework that creates value for all stakeholders, enhances long-term corporate sustainability and enterprise value and reduces business risk.
Our Environmental, Social and Governance approach starts with our Board but accountability for sustainable business practices is shared company wide. The Board operates with three committees: Audit; Human Resources & Health and Safety; and, Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”). Each committee contributes to Toromont’s sustainability but responsibility for comprehensive ESG oversight rests with the ESG committee. For the purpose of this document, the framework below refers to the ESG committee.
Oversees overall risk, strategy, corporate governance, succession planning and Board and Director effectiveness.
Environmental, Social and Governance Committee of the Board
Provides dedicated focus on ESG matters, oversees governance and sustainability frameworks, strategies and outcomes, manages Board and committee composition, recruits directors, monitors changes in regulations, and best practices, and is solely comprised of independent directors.
Establishes corporate strategy and objectives, and through its Sustainability Committee (comprised of executives with ESG domain knowledge as well as those with operational responsibilities), provides leadership to embed corporate values, preserve the business model and manage risk, foster relationships with stakeholders, and scrutinize results.
Business Unit Leadership
Sets objectives aligned to corporate strategic priorities, allocates resources to achieve performance objectives, delivers human capital strategies, environmental management, and community programs, grows customer, business partner and community relationships.
2022 Board Governance Snapshot
|Size of Board||9|
|Separate Chair and CEO Roles||Yes|
|Percentage of Independent Directors||89%|
|Code of Conduct for Directors, Officers, Employees||Yes|
|Director Stock Ownership Guidelines||Yes|
|Policy on Share Trading and Hedging||Yes|
|Comprehensive Board Assessment Process||Yes|
|Average Age of Directors||62 years|
|Average Board Tenure||6.5 years|
|Board and Management Succession Plan||Yes|
|Director Education Program||Yes|
|Board Diversity & Leadership Policy||Yes|
|Number of Women on the Board||3|
|Say on Pay Advisory Vote||Yes|
|Majority Voting Policy||Yes|
Please see our annual Management Information Circular for complete details on the Board’s corporate governance practices and committees.