<h1><span>Governance</span></h1>

<p><span>Icelandic law and the company’s corporate governance framework determine the duties of the various bodies within Marel. They define how the company is directed and controlled, which includes the interaction between the CEO, who is responsible for day-to-day management, the board of directors, shareholders, regulators, and other stakeholders.</span></p> <p><span>Marel is committed to the general principles of good corporate governance. In 2015, Marel launched an external audit of its corporate governance structure and procedures, followed by a certification of the same. In January 2016, the company received recognition as ‘Exemplary in Corporate Governance; from the Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Iceland.</span></p>

Organizational chart

The organizational structure supports our goal of becoming a simpler, smarter and faster company. The poultry, fish, and meat industries are the three pillars of the company which are supported by the company’s global divisions: Innovation, Global Markets, Service and Supply Chain. The overall objective with the matrix organizational structure is to serve our customer better, reduce time to market and penetrate markets faster and more efficiently.

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Our leadership

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A company is only as good as its employees. Take a closer look at Marel’s senior decision-makers, and learn about some of the experiences that have led them to where they are today.</span></p>

Annual general meeting

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Marel’s latest annual general meeting took place on 6 March, 2018, in Iceland.</span></p>

Policies

Our policies guide and govern how we conduct our operation, how we engage with customers and potential customers, how we work with colleagues, and how we work with society in general. These policies apply to all Marel employees, with no exceptions.

Anti-bribery and anti-corruption policy

Marel is subject to the anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws of all countries in which it operates. Marel's anti-bribery and anti-corruption policy was adopted in January 2017, and applies to Marel's employees, officers and directors, as well as any contractors, consultants, agents and other business partners that are engaged in business on behalf of Marel.

Diversity policy

A global diversity policy was adopted by the Board of Directors in 2017 and will be implemented from 2018 onwards. Its objective is to ensure equality and diversity within Marel as well as increasing job satisfaction and well-being in the workplace. We aim to make sure that employees are not discriminated against on the grounds of their gender, beliefs, nationality, race, sexual orientation, religion, color, personal finances, family, age or on any other grounds.

Global health, safety and environmental (HSE) policy

Providing a safe and healthy working environment for all our employees and contractors working in Marel facilities is the right thing to do and we take pride in doing it well. Safety, health and the environment concern everybody and we do our utmost to make sure our employees have the necessary competence, tools and instructions to perform their work professionally and safely.

Investor relations policy

Providing investors with equal access to timely and accurate information about Marel’s operations and business environment is the central aim of the Company’s Investor Relations policy. The policy is based on Marel’s values of unity, excellence and innovation.

Remuneration policy

Our remuneration policy reflects the objectives of robust governance, as well as our sustained, long-term approach to value creation for Marel’s shareholders. The policy is designed to attract, motivate and retain exceptional employees in a competitive and international market.

Reports and documents

Articles of association

Articles of association of Marel hf, dated 4 March 2015.

Please find both the official (Icelandic) and unofficial translation (English) of the original document. In the event of any discrepancies, the Icelandic version prevails.

Code of conduct

Marel‘s vision is of a world where quality food is produced sustainably and affordably. This vision is reflected in our business model, which is based on the knowledge and talent of our employees, and driven by innovation, market penetration and operational excellence. The purpose of this code of conduct is to support that vision. It expresses who we are, and what we can expect from each other and our partners.

Rules of procedure

Marel issues rules of procedures for the board of directors and its subcommittees, as well as for insider trading. Download the rules below.