Corporate Governance Overview
The Board of Directors (the “Board”) and senior management of CES Energy Solutions Corp. (the “Company”) considers good corporate governance to be central to the effective operation of the Company and is committed to maintaining a high standard of corporate governance. The Board’s primary responsibility is to oversee the conduct of the business and affairs of the Company. The Board discharges these responsibilities directly and through delegation of specific responsibilities to committees of the Board and senior management.
The Board has established four committees, all of which are an integral part of the Company’s governance structure. A summary of the primary responsibilities of each committee is as follows:
The Audit Committee
The Audit Committee is responsible for overseeing the accounting and financial reporting processes of the Company, including the reviews and audits its financial statements. The duties of the committee include oversight and monitoring of: the Company’s financial accounting and reporting processes, the quality and integrity of the financial statements and related disclosure of the Company, compliance by the Company with regulatory and legal requirements, and the performance, qualifications and independence of the Company’s auditor.
The Compensation Committee
The Compensation Committee is responsible for assisting the Board in fulfilling its responsibilities relating to matters of human resources and compensation, including equity compensation, and the establishment of a plan of continuity and development for senior management of the Company.
The Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee
The Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the Company’s corporate governance practices, including identifying and recommending qualified individuals for the Board and the Chief Executive Officer position. The duties of the committee include assisting with reviewing the composition of, and succession planning in respect of the directors on the Board, identifying, evaluating and recommending directors to be nominated for election, succession planning for the Chief Executive Officer and senior management of the Company, identifying, evaluating and recommending individuals for the Chief Executive Officer position, monitoring initial orientation and continuing education for directors, developing governance guidelines and policies and providing oversight of governance related matters.
The Health, Safety and Environment Committee
The primary function of the Health, Safety and Environment Committee is to assist the Board in fulfilling its oversight in respect of the development, implementation, and monitoring of the Company’s health, safety, and environmental policies. The Company is committed to and responsible for providing a safe, healthy, and accident free work environment through the establishment of safe work methods and practices.
The Company’s governance practices are consistent with the governance guidelines set forth in National Policy 58-201 – Corporate Governance Guidelines and the audit committee rules set forth in National Instrument 52-110 – Audit Committees.
A full description of the Charter for each of CES’s Board Committees can be found below: