Company directors and Boards have a duty to provide leadership within their organisations for health and safety management. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published a guide for directors which provides advice on the effective leadership of health and safety.
In this article, Keeping it legal, we consider the expanding burdens on business from legislation. The legal burden on business continues to increase each year with the introduction of new rules, European legislation and domestic laws. Legal compliance is seen as a significant risk by many business leaders such that a recent MORI poll identified the worst aspect of being a business leader was keeping up to date with legislation. Legislation governs all of our lives and the business world is no different.Continue reading “Keeping it Legal”
We often say that the best companies to invest in are those that have good corporate governance principles but such measures need to be more than superficial gloss and need to be embedded in the organisation if they are to influence the bottom line. Listed companies are subject to detailed rules on corporate governance which requires significant resources to maintain. However, private companies which are not subject to these rules are increasingly embracing the governance principles as a means of demonstrating good practice to investors, customers and other stakeholders.Continue reading “Investing in corporate governance adds value to the bottom line and improves resilience in uncertain times.”