At Sylvania, the Board is committed to regular stakeholder engagement and considers communication and interaction with all of our stakeholders as a means to identify shortcomings and implement strategies that address any issues should they arise.
The results of our stakeholder engagement are presented in quarterly reports in the month following the quarter end, an interim report at the end of the first half of the financial year, including the half-year financial statements, as well as an annual report including the full year financial statements. As and when management and our Board considers it material, information is announced to the public as soon as reasonably possible after a decision has been mandated in terms of the requirements of the Alternative Investment Market (AIM). Members of the senior executive management team use regular investor roadshows after the half-year and annual results, and at other times when appropriate as further means of communication. All the presentations, announcements and reports are placed on the Company’s website where they are available to the public at any time. Whenever possible, shareholders’ queries are addressed via email. The Company remains committed to sharing and releasing material information to shareholders and other stakeholders.
In an effort to improve communication with shareholders, and given shareholders’ needs for easily accessible information, management is considering the introduction of a forum for communication with shareholders via the Company website or other platforms. We will keep shareholders apprised of progress.
Monthly meetings with employees and Plant management are conducted around work-related issues and addressed according to company mandates. Monthly and quarterly meetings are held with local communities on matters regarding unemployment, business opportunities, training and education and the Company actively assists where the opportunity allows.