ANZ's strong governance framework provides a solid structure for effective and responsible decision making at ANZ.

ANZ's 2017 Corporate Governance Statement can be accessed below:

As a company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), ANZ is required to disclose how it has applied the Recommendations contained within the ASX Corporate Governance Council's Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations (ASX Governance Recommendations) during the financial year, explaining any departures from them.

ANZ has followed the ASX Governance Recommendations during the 2017 financial year as set out in the Appendix 4G below:

Copies/Summaries of some of ANZ's key documents related to Corporate Governance can be found below.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible to shareholders for the governance of the Group, and oversees its operations and financial performance.

Board related charters

The charters below highlight the purpose, powers, and specific responsibilities of ANZ's Board and its Committees.

Codes of Conduct and Ethics

ANZ has two Codes of Conduct, which provide employees and Directors with a practical set of guiding principles to help them make fair, balanced and ethical decisions in their day to day work.

Conduct and Ethics Policy Framework

The Codes of Conduct and Ethics are supported by detailed policies that together form ANZ's Conduct and Ethics Policy Framework. Summaries of those policies are set out below:

Other company policies

Summaries of other relevant company policies are set out below:

Other corporate governance matters

Other key corporate governance matters include:

Code of Banking Practice

ANZ is a member of the Australian Bankers' Association and we act in accordance with the Code of Banking Practice, a voluntary code which sets standards of good banking practice.

Continuous Disclosure

Consistent with ANZ's commitment to shareholder communication and continuous disclosure, ANZ provides shareholders and the wider market with timely, quality information on our strategy, programs and initiatives, and performance. All relevant information is posted below and on the Australian Securities Exchange website.

A summary of ANZ’s Continuous Disclosure Policy is available above.