Transparency & Governance

A trusted company for our shareholders

BW Libra delivering energy to world markets
BW Libra delivering cleaner energy to world markets

Holding ourselves to high standards

At BW LPG, we conduct our business with high ethical standards and in compliance with relevant laws.

Corporate Governance

BW LPG is primarily governed by the Bermuda Companies Act, its Memorandum of Association and its Bye-Laws. In addition, the Company is required to comply with certain aspects of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act, the Norwegian Accounting Act and the continuing obligations for companies listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Our Corporate Governance Report  provides an overall overview of our Corporate Governance practices with specific reference to the Norwegian Code of Practice for Corporate Governance (the “Code”) dated 17 October 2018 issued by the Norwegian Corporate Governance Board. Each individual point of the Code is reviewed and if BW LPG deviates from the Code, explanations have been provided.

BW LPG Global Policy

Internally, we subscribe to the BW LPG Global Policy, which outlines the framework for employees’ responsibility and conduct. We ensure that our business operations are carried out with the highest standards of integrity.

We expect our business partners, suppliers, agents and other third parties to comply with relevant policies. These policies reflect our commitment to our shareholders, customers and employees, to conduct our business according to the highest standards of integrity.

Staying on the straight and narrow

BW LPG has a well-developed corporate governance structure. Our Board of Directors form the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee. External auditors report directly to the Audit Committee. Key internal and external frameworks drive our corporate actions.

Guiding our corporate conduct with risk management and audits
Our corporate governance framework

An effective and impartial Board

BW LPG has a well-developed corporate governance structure, and a highly experienced Board of Directors.

We have 80% Board independence and 100% Audit Committee independence.

Executive Management Team

The Executive Management team consists of four members who work together as a team to exercise proper supervision on the management of the Company. The Executive Management is independent of the Board of Directors, and remuneration of the Executive Management is based upon the Guidelines for Executive Management. Remuneration of the Executive Management is reviewed annually and approved by the Board based on recommendations by the Remuneration Committee. BW LPG Limited’s Guidelines on Executive Remuneration are available here.

Remuneration Committee

The Remuneration Committee considers the performance of the Executive Management and gathers information from comparable companies before making its recommendation to the Board. Such recommendation aims to ensure convergence of the financial interests of our Executive Management and shareholders. Sustainability performance objectives are integrated into the variable remuneration of the Executive Management.

Encouraging colleagues to speak up

At BW LPG, we have a supportive and open culture. Crew and colleagues do not have to worry about reprisals if they report misconduct, challenge current processes or raise critical concerns. By flagging concerns for attention, we can positively manage incidents before they become bigger issues.

Employees can either approach their Line manager, an HR representative, or their Head of Department. Employees are assured of a fair review and assessment for required corrective action. Depending on the matter, this can be escalated to the highest level of authority for attention.

BW LPG provides a quarterly update on compliance and litigation to our Board to ensure prompt and transparent communication, and fair resolution of any concern.

Code of Ethics and Business Conduct at BW LPG
Code of Ethics and Business Conduct at BW LPG

Targets and metrics

Targets

Our ambition is to uphold responsible and transparent business practices. Our strategy is to communicate our expectations for such practices clearly and transparently.

Metrics

To assess and manage governance-related risks and opportunities, we identify and track Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).