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.
Dexus Funds Management Limited (DXFM) is the Responsible Entity of each of the two 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 and third party 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
2021 Corporate Governance Statement
This Corporate Governance Statement was approved by the Board on 16 August 2021.
It includes a reconciliation of the ASX Corporate Governance Principles & Recommendations - Fourth 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 2021 (reporting period).
Corporate Governance Statement
Appendix 4G - Key to Disclosures Corporate Governance Council Principles and Recommendations
Our governance framework
The Board has implemented a corporate governance framework that applies to all DXFM funds comprising the ASX-listed entity DXS, the Dexus Wholesale Property Fund (DWPF), the Dexus Healthcare Property Fund (DHPF) and all third party capital partners.
Key documentation that outline our corporate governance framework, including Terms of References, Committee & Corporate structures and relevant policies, can be downloaded here:
- Auditor Independence Policy
- Biodiversity Policy
- Board Membership Policy
- Board Performance Evaluation Policy
- Competition and Consumer Laws Policy
- Continuous Disclosure Policy
- Directors Code of Conduct
- Diversity Target
- DXS Pricing Policy
- Employee Code of Conduct Policy
- Environmental Policy and Statement
- Fraud, Corruption and Bribery Policy
- Human Rights Policy
- Inclusion and Diversity Policy
- Investor Communications Policy
- Investor Complaints Handling Policy
- Risk Management Policy
- Securities Trading (including inside information)
- Selection and Appointment of External Auditors Policy
- Selection, Appointment and Re-election of NEDs
- Stakeholder Engagement Guidelines
- Sustainable Procurement Policy and Supplier Code of Conduct
- Whistleblower Policy
- Work Health Safety and Liability Statement Policy
- Workplace Behaviour Policy
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 have published our 2021 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dexus Funds Management Limited, Dexus Wholesale Property Limited, Dexus Investment Management Limited, Dexus RE Limited and Dexus Asset Management Limited are members of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA), an independent dispute resolution scheme. If you are a “retail client” (as defined in the Corporations Act) in respect of the services the Licensee provides to you, you have the right to take your complaint to AFCA is you are not satisfied with the response the Dexus Licensee provides. AFCA 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