Building for the Highest Standards in Governance
Responsible governance is a fundamental part of our business practices and culture. Having in place a strong governance structure is the foundation of an effective framework to support and embed our Delivering Responsibly philosophy and provide clear guidance on how authority is exercised within the company.
Our Board of Directors represents our shareholders and is the decision-making body for all matters deemed material to the business. It comprises a non-executive and independent Chairman, the President and Chief Executive Officer, and nine non-executive independent Directors. To learn more
Ensuring Responsible Business Practices
We believe that an ethical business is a sustainable business. Our objective is to develop and maintain long-term, fair, mutually beneficial relationships with our suppliers, customers, and business partners.
We are committed to ensuring only ethical and legal business practices. We have a zero tolerance policy on bribery. Our Anti-Corruption Policy (PDF) and the Code of Business Conduct (PDF) underline this zero tolerance policy. We have strict rules for our employees, contractors or agents against offering or accepting bribes or facilitation payments. We are particularly mindful of our obligations when making payments related to business development and marketing, mergers and acquisitions, customs brokerage, dealings with government officials, seeking issuance or renewal of permits, operations in foreign countries, and supply management operations. To learn more about the CN Code of Business Conduct
Continuing education on sustainability issues and trends hand-in-hand with improvement in our governance policies have strengthened our ability to embed sustainability thinking in our deliberations and every aspect of CN's business plans.
Maureen Kempston Darkes
Chair of the Environment, Safety and Security Committee
Member of the Board of Directors