Diversified Energy Company (DEC) recognizes the benefits of good governance. The Company has adopted the UK Governance Code, as issued by the Financial Reporting Council in July of 2018. The Code identifies a number of principles considered fundamental to good governance for companies and we seek to apply this code throughout our company in a meaningful way. We are acutely aware of the need to effectively and thoroughly integrate wholly a reporting and governance framework throughout our rapidly expanding group. We find ourselves in the front line of balancing the three fundamental elements of good governance, namely to deliver business growth, build trust, and maintain a dynamic management framework.
We understand the importance of good and effective communication and we remain in close contact with our shareholders and other stakeholders.
Right and Ethical Business Conduct
Our Company Values forms the underlying basis on which our company was founded and sets the standard for professional conduct to which each Director, officer and employee is expected to adhere.
We are committed to adhering to our principals of business conduct and have developed additional compliance standards and policies to ensure that we foster a proper operating environment that encourages ethical business practices.
- Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy
We acknowledge that our commitment to right and ethical practices extends beyond our company to those individuals and companies with which we interact in the due course of business. As such, we have implemented our Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy to help address bribery and corruption risk as a part of our overall risk management strategy.
- Biodiversity Policy
- At Diversified, we recognize the intrinsic value of nature and the importance of protecting and conserving the biodiversity and ecosystems within it while also promoting a sustainable business model. We are committed to being a responsible steward of our assets and to conducting our operations in a sustainable manner.
Click here to access Diversified's formally adopted Biodiversity Policy.
- Business Partners Policy
Just as we hold ourselves accountable to the standards we set out in our Company Values and associated corporate policy statements, so too do we expect our Business Partners to remain informed of our standards and to share our commitment to their adherence in their business activities with the Company.
Diversified's formally adopted Business Partners Policy can be found at this link.
- Climate Policy
Recognizing that energy security and climate impact are complex global issues, Diversified is committed to playing our part in supporting the global transition to a lower carbon world by reducing the impact of the Company’s operations through advancements and investments in our processes, equipment and capabilities.
Diversified's formally adopted Climate Change can be accessed at this link.
- Compliance Hotline & Whistleblowing Policy
Our Principles clearly set out, in part, that “we will conduct our business and deliver value to our stakeholders based upon ethical standards and beliefs which act with personal and business integrity, commit to excellence in performance, and exhibit courage of convictions.” If you see or suspect that illegal, unethical or improper conduct has taken place by any individual affiliated with the Company, we need you to voice your concern.
The Company's formally adopted Whistleblowing Policy aims to provide guidance as to how individuals may raise their concerns and to ensure that they may do so confidently and confidentially.
We recognize that speaking up is not always easy so we are providing access to our compliance hotline, available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and hosted by an independent, third-party vendor.
Interested parties may access the compliance hotline at 1 (800) 261-9132 or online at compliance.dgoc.com.
- Employee Relations Policy
The Company recognizes that our success is due in large part to our quality employees, who have deep familiarity and experience with our assets. In order to protect and enhance our Company Values and to ensure positive, productive and equitable interactions with our employees, Diversified has adopted this Employee Relations Policy, which should be read together with our Human Rights Policy.
Click Here to review Diversified’s formally adopted policy on Employee Relations.
- Environmental, Health and Safety Policy
A fundamental commitment at Diversified Energy Company is the protection of our employees, our contractors, the public, and the environment. This policy guides all our activities and will not be compromised in any business endeavor.
Click Here to review Diversified’s formally adopted Environmental, Health and Safety Policy.
- Human Rights Policy
At Diversified, respect for human rights is fundamentally embedded in our culture and drives the way we manage our business, treat our employees and engage with our stakeholders. We recognize our commitments and responsibility to ensure that human rights are upheld in every aspect of our business operations and to promote human rights where we can make a positive contribution.
To access Diversified's formally adopted Human Rights Policy, please click here.
- Modern Slavery Policy
DEC recognizes that modern slavery is a significant global human rights issue and has many forms including human trafficking, forced labor, child labor, domestic servitude, people trafficking and workplace abuse. We are committed to respecting internationally recognized human rights, including ensuring that we are in no way involved or associated with the issue of forced or involuntary labor and that modern slavery and human trafficking are not taking place in any part of our business.
Click Here to review Diversified’s formally adopted Modern Slavery policy.
- Securities Dealing Policy
- Diversified Energy Company has adopted a Securities Dealing Policy for share dealings in Ordinary Shares in accordance with the Admission and Disclosures Standards of the London Stock Exchange and the applicable standards of the Market Abuse Regulation.
- Socio-Economic Policy
DEC is committed to being recognized as a leader in the field of corporate responsibility and recognizes that in doing so, we will add significant value for our shareholders. We aspire to achieve high standards through a process of continual improvement of our procedures, practices and performance.
Click Here to review Diversified’s formally adopted policy on responsible corporate behaviour.
- Tax Policy
We are committed to complying with both the spirit and letter of tax laws and regulations in all jurisdictions in which we operate and/or pay tax. This policy demonstrates our commitment to transparency in our approach to tax, starting with paying taxes on the value we create in the jurisdictions in which it is created.
Click Here to review Diversified’s formally adopted policy on Tax transparency.