American Water maintains strong governance practices that support our strategic direction, inclusive and diverse workplace and strong ethical reputation.

For us, effective corporate governance includes:

  • Having a high-quality, diverse Board of Directors;
  • Implementing policies and procedures that promote governance quality, operating in stakeholders’ best interest and engaging stakeholders;
  • Promoting the integrity of governing bodies, such as having a majority of independent directors and an independent Board Chair;
  • Having the Board and its Committees meet in executive session without management;
  • Helping ensure clear lines of accountability for material environmental and social topics, including Board engagement on these topics; and
  • Demonstrating transparency and accountability to stakeholders through public disclosures.

Our corporate governance structure promotes accountability and integrity across the organization. Our Board of Directors has the following standing committees:

  • Audit, Finance and Risk;
  • Executive Development and Compensation;
  • Nominating/Corporate Governance; and
  • Safety, Environmental, Technology and Operations

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