1. DETAILS OF THE CORPORATE GOVERNANCE CODE IMPLEMENTED
According to article 2o of CMVM Regulation no 4/2013, EDPR informs that the present Report has been drafted under the Recommendations of CMVM’S Corporate Governance Code published on July, 2013. The CMVM Corporate Governance Code and its Regulations are available at CMVM website, www.cmvm.pt.
2. ANALYSIS OF COMPLIANCE WITH THE CORPORATE GOVERNANCE CODE IMPLEMENTED
The following table shows the CMVM recommendations set forth in the code and indicates whether or not they have been fully adopted by EDPR and the place in this report in which they are described in more detail.
During 2013, EDPR has continued its consolidation task as to the Company’s governance principles and practices. The high level of compliance with the best governance practices by EDPR was recognised by an independent study developed in 2013 by the Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Portuguese Catholic University) at the request of AEM – Associação de Empresas Emitentes de Valores Cotados em Mercado (Portuguese Listed Companies Association), within which the Company was given the maximum rating – AAA – based on the Company’s 2012 Governance Report and compliance with the abovementioned CMVM Recommendations.
Also in order to comply with the Recommendation II.2.5 of the Portuguese Corporate Governance Code, and according to the results of the reflection made by the Audit and Control Committee, the governance model that was adopted has been ensuring an effective performance and articulation of EDPR Social Bodies and proved to be adequate to the Company’s governance structure without any constraints to the performance of its checks and balances system adopted to justify the changes made in the Governance practices of EDPR.
The explanation of CMVM’s recommendations that EDPR does not adopt or that the Company deems not applicable, reasoning and other relevant comments as well as reference to the part of the report where the description may be found, are in the table below.
In this context, EDPR states that it has adopted the CMVM recommendations on the governance of listed companies provided in the Portuguese Corporate Governance Code, with the exceptions indicated below.