Responsible governance

The United Energy Board of Directors has overall responsibility for corporate governance and strategic direction for the business including our performance in sustainability. Working with the executive and senior management, it also helps ensure appropriate policies, procedures and systems are in place to manage risk, optimise business performance and maintain high standards of ethical behaviour and legal compliance.

All business risks, including sustainability related risks, are assessed, prioritized and managed under our internationally certified Enterprise Risk Management Framework.

The material issues and metrics defined by our Sustainability Framework are directly relevant to identified business risks and established policies. This is one of the ways we ensure sustainability related risks are identified, assessed, monitored, managed and reported.

This Sustainability Framework was approved by the Executive Management Team and the UE Board.

The implementation of this framework is led by our Head of Health, Safety and Sustainability in collaboration with executive from across the business through the UE Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Steering Committee. They will conduct an annual review of the materiality assessment, strategic measures and targets, coordinate the reporting on actions executed and results, and inform reporting to the Board ESG Committee on both progress and any recommended updates to our approach.

Enterprise risk management framework

RiskPolicy
Catastrophic bushfireBushfire Mitigation Policies
Business continuityBusiness Continuity Management Framework Manual
Environmental damageEnvironment Policy
Health and safetyHealth and Safety Policy
Information technologyDisaster Recovery Policy
IT Security Policy
Asset managementAsset Management Policies
Asset Maintenance Policies
ProcurementPurchasing and Procurement Policy
Modern Slavery Statement

Material issue: Financial, risk and corporate governance

We maintain high standards of governance to monitor compliance with financial, legal and other obligations, and that we meet the expectations of our stakeholders in line with our policies and values.

MeasureBaseline 2019Target 2026
Board and ESG Committee oversight of risk and compliance framework5 Board meetings5 Board meetings and 4 ESG Committee meetings annually
Holding our employees accountable to our values and Code of ConductAnnual performance management processAnnual performance management process