Our framework, code and rules
The 2018 UK Corporate Governance Code
As Barclays PLC is listed on the London Stock Exchange, we apply the principles and provisions of the Code, as set out below. A revised version of the Code was published in 2018, and came into effect for our financial year beginning on 1 January 2019 and accordingly, Barclays PLC has reported against the requirements of the Code in this annual report.
A copy of the Code can be found at frc.org.uk. For the year ended 31 December 2019, and as at the date of this report, we are pleased to confirm that we complied in full with its principles and provisions.
Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules
By virtue of the information included in this Governance section of the Annual Report, we comply with the corporate governance statement requirements of the FCA’s Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules. Certain additional information that is required to be disclosed pursuant to DTR7.2.6 can be found on pages 80 to 84 in the Annual Report.
New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
Barclays is permitted by NYSE rules to follow UK corporate governance practices instead of those applied in the US. However, any significant variations must be explained in Barclays’ Form 20-F filing, which can be accessed from the Securities and Exchange Commission’s EDGAR database or on our website, home.barclays.
Compliance with the Capital Requirements Directive – Governance
Section 4.3A.11R of the Prudential Regulation Authority’s manual, Senior Management Arrangements, Systems and Controls (“SYSC”), requires us to explain on our website how we comply with the requirements of SYSC 4.3A.1R to SYSC 4.3A.3R and SYSC 4.3A.4R to SYSC 4.3A.11R (governance arrangements).
Our explanation of how we meet these requirements is set out in our Corporate Governance at Barclays Statement of Compliance with the Capital Requirements Directive. Details of the Matters Reserved to the Board, Board Committees’ terms of reference and our Board Diversity Policy can be found on our website. Further relevant details may also be found in our 2019 Annual Report and Accounts and in our Directors’ biographies, all of which may be found on our website.
Barclays is committed to providing a respectful and inclusive environment to work in, and encourages you to speak up and raise concerns about the actions and behaviours which have no place at Barclays. Concerns could relate to a number of things, including a breach in our security, inappropriate conduct, financial crime, harassment, health, safety or environmental risks. You can speak up and raise concerns simply by emailing us at Raising.Concerns@barclayscorp.com. Should you wish to make a customer complaint, please visit: https://www.barclays.co.uk/help/making-a-complaint/how-do-i-make-a-complaint-/