Hang Seng Bank Limited (the “Bank”) is committed to maintaining and upholding high standards of corporate governance with a view to safeguarding the interests of shareholders, customers, employees and other stakeholders.
The Bank has followed the module on “Corporate Governance of Locally Incorporated Authorised Institutions” under the Supervisory Policy Manual (“SPM”) issued by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (“HKMA”). The Bank has also fully complied with all the code provisions and most of the recommended best practices set out in the Corporate Governance Code contained in Appendix 14 of the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“HKEx”) (the “Listing Rules”), save that the Risk Committee (all the members of which are Independent Non-executive Directors (“INEDs”)), which was established pursuant to HKMA’s SPM on corporate governance, is responsible for the oversight of internal control (other than internal control over financial reporting) and risk management systems. If there were no Risk Committee, these matters would be the responsibility of the Audit Committee, as provided under HKEx’s Corporate Governance Code.
The Bank also constantly reviews and enhances its corporate governance framework to ensure that it is in line with international and local corporate governance best practices.