Corporate governance relates to activities of the Board of Directors (herein the "Board") of the Digger Resources Inc. ("the Company") the members of which are elected by and are accountable to the shareholders, and takes into account the role of the individual members of management who are appointed by the Board and who are charged with the day-to-day management of the Company. The Board is committed to sound corporate governance practices that are both in the interests of its shareholders and contribute to effective and efficient decision-making. The Company's general approach to corporate governance is summarized below. The Board is currently reviewing the guidelines for improved corporate governance in Canada adopted by the Toronto Stock Exchange (collectively, the "Exchange Guidelines"), to ensure the Company's compliance with the 14 specific Exchange Guidelines.
The Board is currently composed of five (5) Directors.
The Exchange Guidelines suggest that the Board of Directors of every listed company should be constituted with a majority of individuals who qualify as "unrelated" directors. An unrelated director is a director who is independent of management and is free from any interest and any business or other relationship which could, or could reasonably be perceived to, materially interfere with the director's ability to act with a view to the best interests of the Company, other than interests and relationships arising from shareholding. In addition, where a company has a significant shareholder, the Exchange Guidelines suggest that the Board of Directors should include a number of directors who do not have interests in either the company or the significant shareholder. One (1) directors is considered by the Board to be related within the meaning of the Exchange Guidelines.
The mandate of the Board, as prescribed by the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia), is to manage or supervise the management of the business and affairs of the Company and to act with a view to the best interests of the Company. In doing so, the Board oversees the management of the Company's affairs directly and through its Committees. In fulfilling its mandate the Board, among other matters, is responsible for: reviewing and approving the Company's overall business strategies and its annual business plan; reviewing and approving the annual corporate budget and forecast; reviewing and approving significant capital investments outside the approved budget; reviewing major strategic initiatives to ensure the Company's proposed actions accord with shareholder objectives; reviewing succession planning; assessing management's performance against approved business plans and industry standards; reviewing and approving the reports and other disclosure issued to shareholders; ensuring the effective operation of the Board; and safeguarding shareholders' equity interests through the optimum utilization of the Company's capital resources.