This is our first annual report and we have decided to benchmark ourselves with global best practice Standards. In preparing this report, we have been inspired by the UK Corporate Governance Code (formerly the Combined Code), King III Code for Corporate Governance, and the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC).
The 2015 annual integrated report covers the period 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015. Any material events after this date and up to the group’s board of directors (board) approval on 11 September 2015 have also been included. The integrated report discusses our operations in Mauritius and the rest of Africa, the geographic regions in which we operate. Our annual financial statements are prepared in accordance with IFRS. While quantitative information relating to the group is prepared according to IFRS, this report discloses material information that may extend beyond the financial reporting boundary.
In preparing our report, we were mainly guided by the IIRC framework. In addition to its guiding principles of Stakeholders’ Relationships; Materiality; Connectivity of Information; Conciseness; Reliability and Completeness; Consistency and Comparability; Integrated Thinking needs to be “Forward Looking” - providing insights into the organisational strategy and how it relates to the organisation’s ability to create value in the short, medium and long term and its use of and effects on the capitals.
As an important player in the Information Technology and Innovation space, we hope that we will be able to demonstrate that thought process and its application with this report. We have designed this report in three versions. In addition to this Tablet App version available on GooglePlay and Apple AppStore, an online version with additional supplementary information is available on our website (www.angloafrican.com/ir2015) as well as a PDF/Print version.
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