Board of Directors
Matson’s Board of Directors has set high standards for the Company’s employees, officers and directors. Implicit in this philosophy is the importance of sound corporate governance. It is the duty of the Board to serve as a prudent fiduciary for shareholders and to oversee management of the Company’s business. In addition, the Board endeavors to assure the vitality of the Company for its other stakeholders, including customers, suppliers, clients, employees and the communities in which we operate.
To fulfill its duties, the Board monitors both the performance of the Company (in relation to its goals, strategy and competitors) and the performance of its Chief Executive Officer and the executive team. The Board exercises its oversight function through various committees, including an Audit Committee, a Compensation Committee and a Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Each committee is governed by a written charter and every member of each committee is an independent director. The Board has also adopted Corporate Governance Guidelines to assist the Board in the exercise of its responsibilities and to promote the more effective functioning of the Board and its committees.
We proactively implement cybersecurity measures and do our part to contribute to building a safe and secure cyberspace environment. We recognize the importance of safeguarding our customer’s data and protecting our own operations from cyberattacks. We employ the latest standards, technologies and best practices to achieve this objective. These measures include maintaining a comprehensive Information Security program and leveraging a risk management model for providing appropriate levels of protection for the Company’s business operations and information assets. Our Information Security program is designed according to best practices within the ISO 27001 and NIST 800-53 standards, with consideration of DFARS 252.204-7012.
Ethics and Compliance
Matson’s Corporate Compliance Committee oversees and manages the Company’s ethics and compliance programs, policies and procedures, including Matson’s Code of Conduct. Committee members include the General Counsel, the Chief Financial Officer, the Head of Internal Audit, the Head of Human Resources and other senior management personnel. The committee is responsible for approving and providing overall supervision of the development, implementation and operation of Matson’s corporate compliance program. The committee prepares semi-annual reports to the Audit Committee concerning the status of the program, including the general state of corporate compliance, the results of any compliance audits, significant compliance issues, notable changes in the overall compliance environment and anticipated compliance activities. This reporting constitutes one element of the risk management process overseen by the Board.
Code of Conduct
Matson’s Code of Conduct sets out comprehensive standards of professional behavior for all Matson directors, officers and non-bargaining unit employees. Matson also expects that all companies, independent contractors and their employees that provide materials to or perform services for Matson will likewise meet the commitments of the Code of Conduct while on Matson property and/or conducting business with or on behalf of Matson. The Company makes the Code of Conduct readily available to all employees on the Home page of its intranet and requires annual refresher training in familiarity with the Code of Conduct for all employees.
Matson encourages and facilitates immediate reporting of any violation – or possible violation – of the law, the Code of Conduct or Matson policies to the Human Resources department, supervisors or any member of the Corporate Compliance Committee. The Company also provides a system for anonymous reporting online or by calling the Matson Ethics Hotline. The Hotline is a toll free number that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is staffed by an independent third-party provider.
For more information about our Board of Directors, please see:
- Director Biographies
- Committee Composition
- Charter of the Audit Committee
- Charter of the Compensation Committee
- Charter of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
- Corporate Governance Guidelines
For more information about our Security Programs, please see:
For more information about our Ethics and Compliance Program, please see: