Hammerson · Annual Report 2014 · Governance
Hammerson provides a unique representation of their Board’s key activities through the ‘Your Board’s Year’ section of the governance report. Each component of the governance discussion is accompanied by a calendar icon indicating when the various events/activities took place throughout the year. This section further engages readers by incorporating a case study format, covering topics such as shareholder engagement, board effectiveness and strategy.
Because governance is just one small aspect of the overall topic of financing, the company effectively cross-referenced to additional information elsewhere in the report using a “+” icon in the margin on page 64. This technique limits redundancy in the disclosures and maintains the focus of this section entirely on governance.
The Board Effectiveness Review on pp. 67 presents a status update on issues raised in the prior year’s Review providing accountability and giving a sense for the Board’s priorities for the coming year.