Hunter is committed to achieving best practices in corporate governance and business ethics and to integrating corporate responsibility into the way we work. We are a privately owned business with two main shareholders. Private equity firm, Searchlight Capital Partners, has held a majority share since 2012. Pentland Group, the global sports and fashion brand-management company, has been a shareholder since 2007.
Our Board of Directors is composed of Non-Executive Directors, with representation from our two main shareholders. The Board meets up to five times a year and meetings are also attended by key directors from the business including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer. The two Board committees – Audit and Remuneration – meet on two further occasions each year and our internal financial controls are reviewed annually by external auditors, PricewaterhouseCooopers (PwC).
We aim to create a values-based culture at Hunter. We have implemented clear policies in areas such as anti-bribery, corruption and competition law and we run regular training for key employees on these issues.
The Board and our main shareholders assess any environmental, social or governance risks to the business and regularly review progress in areas such as ethical trading.
Our Corporate Responsibility Manager is responsible for day-to-day management of corporate responsibility and ethical trading issues, working with colleagues in areas such as sourcing, product development, finance, operations and human resources. We engage all our employees and involve them in our work on corporate responsibility through training and regular communication.