The Code of Conduct and the Corporate Anti-Corruption Policy, guarantors of our compliance culture
Urbaser has a Code of Conduct that establishes the ethical principles and guidelines that should govern Urbaser’s business activities and relations with its stakeholders. The ethical principles contained in the Code are mandatory for all directors, managers and employees of the Group’s companies.
Likewise, the Corporate Anti-Corruption Policy is a fundamental pillar of Urbaser’s culture of compliance. This policy is based on the principles of ethics, transparency and integrity and establishes a zero tolerance criterion with respect to corruption, whether in the public or private sector.
Urbaser has established a specific channel to report any possible irregularity, non-compliance or behavior contrary to ethics, legality or internal rules governing the company. Consult our Code of Conduct and report any possible non-compliance here:
Governing bodies of URBASER
The governing bodies that represent and administer URBASER are the following:
- General Meeting
- Board of Directors
The General Meeting is the body representing the shareholders/partners through which decisions are taken on matters which, as established in the Company’s Articles of Association, fall within its competence.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of URBASER is the supreme management and representative body of the Company. The functions of the Board of Directors extend to all those matters that are not expressly reserved by Law or the Articles of Association to the General Shareholders’ Meeting. The main functions performed by the Board of Directors include the following:
Judicial and extrajudicial representation of the Company.
Management and administration of all matters concerning the corporate purpose of the Company and its assets and business.
Currently, the Board of Directors of URBASER is formed by:
- Mrs. Mary Ann Sigler, Director-President of the Board of Directors.
- José María López Piñol, Director-Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors.
- Miguel Liria Plañiol, Member of the Board of Directors.
- Secretary non-Director Mr. Ignacio Pallarés Capdevila.
The Chairman of URBASER, elected by the Board of Directors from among its members, represents the Company.
Integrated risk management and compliance model
The main function of the Audit and Control Department is to support the Board of Directors in its general oversight, supervision, monitoring and mitigation of risks and supervision of the company’s internal audit services.
Urbaser’s Risk Management Policy/Regulations integrate the risk management process in Corporate Governance in relation to organization, planning and strategy, management, corporate policies, values and ethical culture. These include the definition of strategy and risk appetite, functional segregation of risk management or risk-taking areas and “zero tolerance” towards the commission of illegal acts.