2. THE CORPORATE BUSINESS COMMUNITY
Section 2.8 - Shareholders
Information, which enables shareowners/shareholders to understandcorporate compliance with these Principles of GlobalCorporate Responsibility: Bench Marks for Measuring BusinessPerformance as articulated in the Criteria and BenchMarks of this document, is fully available.
The company's corporate governance policies balance the interestsof managers, employees, shareowners/shareholders, and otherinterested and affected parties.
The company neither restricts nor obstructs the legal rightsof shareowners /shareholders.
The company ensures shareowners'/shareholders' participationand rights to information while protecting other interestedand affected parties.
The company respects the right of shareowners/shareholdersto submit proposals for vote and to ask questions at the annualmeeting.
The company is committed to meet with shareowners/shareholdersto address issues of concern.
The company observes a code or codes of best practice or hasdrawn up its own comprehensive corporate code, which includesguidelines for corporate governance.
Shareowners/shareholders are informed through reports andmeetings about significant and material violations of corporatepolicies, including codes of conduct, adverse decisions bytribunals or courts, and the results of internal audits oranalyses of corporate activity.
Shareowner/shareholder proposals and questions are welcomedat the company's annual meeting.