Corperate Governance Report Caltex

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Table of Contents Section 1 1 1.1 Company Profile: 2 1.2 Corporate Governance Disclosures, and are they sufficient? 2 1.3 Key issues that may have impacted on the company’s corporate governance performance 3 1.3.1 Glass Ceiling 3 1.3.2 Climate Change 3 1.3.3 Petroleum Accidents 4 1.4 Potential ethical considerations impacting on the company and the industry in which it operates 4 1.4.1 Petroleum Industry 4 1.4.2 Price Fixing 4 1.5 Theoretical Frameworks supporting Caltex CSR disclosures: 5 1.5.1 Stakeholder/Legitimacy Theory 5 1.5.2 Agency Theory 5 2.1 Part a 6 2.1 Part b 7 Recommendations: 8 References 9

Section 1
1.1 Company Profile:

Caltex is regarded as the leading transport fuel supplier and convenience retailer in the Australia and are the only integrated oil refining and marketing company that are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.
Caltex sources and refines over 75 million barrels of crude oil a year and supplies a third of Australia’s transport fuel (Caltex 2013). As a percentage of crude oil is sourced overseas Caltex operates in a sensitive industry for a number of different reasons, the risks of transporting oil alone is not to be taken lightly given the corporate governance issues that arose from the infamous Exxon Vladex spill that cost the company not only financially but also significantly damaged the environment and their reputation (Miranda, Ferrara & Michele 2012). According to (Davison 1963) the domestic crude oil industry has been negatively associated with wasteful production practices and has been required much legislation. With this in mind Caltex has developed an Environment Incident Response policy that involves pollution Incident Response Management Plan. In addition to this, the strength of the economy also influences the petroleum industry as international trade occurs market…...

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