Corporate governance

The Board of Directors as a whole is collectively accountable to WPP’s share owners for good corporate governance and is committed to achieving compliance with the principles of corporate governance set out in the Combined Code.

Our goal is to comply with relevant laws, regulations, and guidelines such as the Combined Code, the US Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the NASDAQ rules, and their related regulations and, where practicable, seek to comply with guidelines issued by institutional investors and their representative bodies.

WPP operates a system of internal control, which is maintained and reviewed in accordance with the Combined Code and the guidance in the Turnbull Report as well as the relevant provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 as they currently apply to the company. In the opinion of the Board, the company has complied throughout the year with the Turnbull Report and has also complied with the relevant provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.