Governance framework

Marston’s vision, goals and priorities are clear, and our governance framework supports these, providing a structure of effective management and controls to measure and assess performance and risk.

Governance framework diagram

Governance documents

Schedule of matters reserved for the board

We have an agreed schedule of matters specifically reserved for the Board’s decision.
Schedule of matters reserved for the board Oct 2022 (PDF 85 KB)

Remuneration Committee

We have a formal and transparent procedure for developing policy on executive remuneration.
Remuneration Committee Terms of Reference Oct 2022 (PDF 100 KB)

The Company’s current Directors’ Remuneration Policy (PDF 1.35 MB) (extracted from the Annual Report and Accounts 2022) was approved by shareholders at the AGM held on 24 January 2023.

Audit Committee

We have established formal and transparent arrangements for considering how we apply financial reporting and internal control principles.
Audit Committee Terms of reference Oct 2022 (PDF 121 KB)
Policy for the provision of non-audit services Aug 2023 (PDF 91 KB)

Nomination Committee

We have a formal and transparent procedure for the appointment of new directors to the board.
Nomination Committee Terms of reference May 2022 (PDF 84 KB)

Articles of Association

Here you can read the Articles of Association of Marston’s PLC.
Articles of Association Jan 2022 (PDF 600 KB)

Equal opportunities

Our policy is to treat all employees and job applicants in the same way regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, nationality, race, religious beliefs, origin, membership or non-membership of a trade union, spent convictions or disability.
Equal opportunities for our equal opportunities policy Nov 2018 (PDF 235 KB)

Tax strategy

Marston’s recognises that collecting and paying tax are an important part of the way in which our business contributes to society, and the Group takes its obligations very seriously. The Tax Strategy, approved by the Board of Marston’s PLC, sets out the Group’s approach to managing its tax affairs.
See our tax strategy Sep 2023 (PDF 150 KB)

Whistleblowing Policy

We conduct our business with the highest standards of integrity and honesty. Marston’s expects all employees to maintain these standards in everything they do. Employees are therefore encouraged to report any wrongdoing by Marston’s PLC or its employees which falls short of these business principles.

Our Whistleblowing Policy can be viewed here. Jun 2023 (PDF 670 KB)
Our Whistleblowing Portal Speak Up to raise a concern can be accessed here.

CIPS Professional Code of Ethics

We adopt the principles set out in the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) professional code of ethics.
See the code of ethics on the CIPS site

Statutory Code

The Pubs Code Regulations came into effect on 21st July 2016. For more information please see our Statutory Pubs Code page.

The Marston’s PLC Pension and Life Assurance Scheme

Here you can read the Statement of Investment Principles (“SIP”) – August 2023 and the Annual Engagement Policy Implementation Statement .

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