ANZ's strong governance framework provides a solid structure for effective and responsible decision making at ANZ.
ANZ's 2019 Corporate Governance Statement can be accessed below:
As a company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), ANZ is required to disclose how it has applied the Recommendations contained within the ASX Corporate Governance Council's Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations (ASX Governance Recommendations) during the financial year, explaining any departures from them.
ANZ has followed the ASX Governance Recommendations during the 2019 financial year as set out in the Appendix 4G below:
Copies/Summaries of some of ANZ's key documents related to Corporate Governance can be found below.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is responsible to shareholders for the governance of the Group, and oversees its operations and financial performance.
- Board composition, selection and appointment (PDF 35kB)
- Board Renewal and Performance Evaluation Protocol (PDF 42kB)
- Committee Memberships (PDF 29kB)
- Director independence criteria (PDF 40kB)
- Fit and Proper Policy Summary (PDF 24kB)
- Outside commitments of Non-Executive Directors (PDF 20kB)
- ANZ Board Skills Matrix (PDF 57kB)
Board related charters
The charters below highlight the purpose, powers, and specific responsibilities of ANZ's Board and its Committees.
- ANZ Audit Committee Charter (PDF 37kB)
- ANZ Board Charter (PDF 28kB)
- ANZ Board Committees' Standing Rules (PDF 21kB)
- ANZ Special Committee of the Board Charter (PDF 21kB)
- ANZ Ethics, Environment, Social and Governance Committee Charter (PDF 27kB)
- ANZ Human Resources Committee Charter (PDF 48kB)
- ANZ Risk Committee Charter (PDF 37kB)
- ANZ Shares Committee Charter (PDF 22kB)
- ANZ Digital Business and Technology Committee Charter (PDF 18kB)
- ANZ Nomination and Board Operations Committee Charter (PDF, 317KB)
Code of Conduct and Ethics
ANZ has two Codes of Conduct, which provide employees and Directors with a practical set of guiding principles to help them make fair, balanced and ethical decisions in their day to day work:
Conduct and Ethics Policy Framework
The Codes of Conduct and Ethics are supported by detailed policies that together form ANZ's Conduct and Ethics Policy Framework. Summaries of those policies are set out below:
- Trading in ANZ Securities Policy (PDF 260kb)
- Fraud Policy Summary (PDF 238kB)
- Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Policy Summary (PDF 28kB)
- Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Policy Summary (PDF 31kb)
- Equal Opportunity, Bullying and Harassment Policy Summary (PDF 26kB)
- Health and Safety Policy (PDF 48kB)
- Trading in ANZ Securities Policy (PDF 267kB)
- Whistleblower Policy (PDF 6.5MB)
Other company policies
Summaries of other relevant company policies are set out below:
- Continuous Disclosure Policy Summary (PDF 33kb)
- ANZ Directors Disclosure of Interest Protocol and Procedures for Handling Conflicts of Interest (PDF 29kb)
- ANZ Privacy Centre
- Stakeholder Engagement Model for Relationship with the External Auditor (PDF 268kb)
- Summary of ANZ’s policy position on Diversity and Inclusion (PDF 33kb)
- ANZ Sanctions Policy Summary (PDF 24kb)
- Political Donations Policy
- Tax Governance Policy Summary (PDF 85kb)
- Tax Transfer Pricing Governance Policy Summary (PDF 60kb)
Other corporate governance matters
Other key corporate governance matters include:
- ANZ Constitution (PDF 196kB)
- ANZ Accessibility and Inclusion Plan (PDF 3MB)
- ANZ Remuneration Principles
Consistent with ANZ's commitment to shareholder communication and continuous disclosure, ANZ provides shareholders and the wider market with timely, quality information on our strategy, programs and initiatives, and performance. All relevant information is posted below and on the Australian Securities Exchange website.
A summary of ANZ’s Continuous Disclosure Policy is available above.