A FTSE SMALL CAP Group Company Secretary writes...
Do listed companies tend to have a H&S narrative in their AGM Statement and/or where applicable in their AGM presentations?
We were asked at our recent AGM why there had been no mention of a serious H&S incident in the AGM Statement/Presentation (but the incident had occurred 11 months before the AGM and had been covered in the Annual Report produced and released in December). The financial impact of the incident and subsequent investigation, whilst significant at a local and personal level, was not material from a Group perspective.
Are we out of step in not reporting it again and is there an expectation from shareholders to report these matters at the AGM?