The Company arranges for new Non-Executive Directors to receive detailed business briefings as regards the Group's operations and to make induction visits to the Group's principal sites. Director training for new directors, when appropriate, is arranged with external providers.

Non-Executive Directors may at any time make visits to Group businesses or operational sites, which are coordinated by the Group Company Secretary's office. Presentations on the Group's businesses and specialist functions are made regularly to the Board.

Board members receive copies of all minutes of meetings of the Group Executive Committee (which comprises the Group Chief Executive, Group Finance Director, Group Director of Organisation & Development and Group Director of Communications, as well as Sector Chief Executives and Managing Directors) and copies of the Sectors' monthly operating reports.

General director training is available to all Directors. The Group Company Secretary briefs Board members on significant changes in the law affecting their duties as directors.