Corporate governance

The framework and policies which govern how we operate 

Our governance approach


Dexus prides itself in ensuring the highest standard of corporate governance and is focused on fostering a culture of ethical conduct and best practice.

The Dexus Board believes that good corporate governance supports:

  • A culture of ethical behaviour resulting in an organisation that acts with integrity
  • Improved decision-making processes
  • Better controls and risk management
  • Improved relationships with stakeholders
  • Accountability and transparency

Dexus Funds Management Limited (DXFM) is the Responsible Entity of each of the four trusts that comprise Dexus and is also responsible for management of the group's third party capital partner investments.  To maintain best practice corporate governance across its funds and mandates, the Board has established a corporate governance framework to apply to these funds, capital partner investments.  Each year we review our policies and practices in accordance with best practice and the latest edition of the ASX Corporate Governance Council’s principles and recommendations. 


Corporate Governance Statement


This Corporate Governance Statement was approved by the Board on 18 August 2020.

It includes a reconciliation of the ASX Corporate Governance Principles & Recommendations - Third Edition (ASX Principles) against Dexus’s governance framework which discloses how Dexus met each of the ASX Principles during the financial year ended 30 June 2020 (reporting period).

Corporate Governance Statement

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Appendix 4G - Key to Disclosures Corporate Governance Council Principles and Recommendations

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Our governance framework

 

The Board implements a corporate governance framework that applies to all DXFM funds, the Dexus Wholesale Property Fund (DWPF), the Healthcare Wholesale Property Fund (HWPF), capital partner investments and mandates.
Key documentation that outline our corporate governance framework, including Terms of References, Committee & Corporate structures and relevant policies, can be downloaded here:

Combating modern slavery 

We recognise that every person has the right to live a life that is free from fear, harassment and discrimination, and that everyone is entitled to a universal set of human rights. As a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, we are publicly committed to respecting and supporting human rights in line with international standards.

We have welcomed the reporting requirement introduced by the Modern Slavery Act 2018 and in August 2020 we published our first Modern Slavery Statement as specified by the legislation. Additional information about how we uphold modern slavery and human rights as part of the Dexus Sustainability Approach is available in our integrated Annual Reporting Suite.

For further information on Dexus’s approach to addressing modern slavery contact governance@dexus.com

Our constitutions


Dexus Funds Management Limited (DXFM) is the Responsible Entity of each of the four trusts that comprise Dexus and the Constitution of each trust is provided below:

Dexus Diversified Trust Constitution
Dexus Industrial Trust Constitution
Dexus Office Trust Constitution
Dexus Operations Trust Constitution

Complaints handling process

Dexus has a complaints handling policy to ensure that all Security holders are dealt with fairly, promptly and consistently.

Any Security holder wishing to lodge a complaint, can do so verbally by calling the Dexus Infoline on +612 1800 819 675 or in writing to:

Dispute Resolutions Officer
Dexus Funds Management Limited
PO Box R1822
Royal Exchange NSW 1225

or email to ir@dexus.com

Dexus Funds Management Limited is a member of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA), an independent dispute resolution scheme which may be contacted at:

Australian Financial Complaints Authority Limited
GPO Box 3
Melbourne VIC 3001
Phone: +61 1800 931 678 (free call within Australia)
Fax: +61 3 9613 6399
Email: info@afca.org.au
Website: www.afca.org.au

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