Governance Policies and Documents

Committee Charters

Listed below are individual charters for each of our committees which outline the conditions by which each committee operates.

Governance Policies

Neenah's Board of Directors has adopted strong corporate governance policies and has taken an active interest in ensuring that shareholders' interests are both represented and protected. These actions should help deliver value and returns to our shareholders. Please see the Corporate Governance Policies for more detailed information. 

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Code of Ethics

Code of Business Conduct and Ethics

Neenah has adopted a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics (in English / in German / in Dutch / in Spanish) applicable to all directors, officers and employees. The Code of Business Conduct and Ethics complies with and has been issued in accordance with certain provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and New York Stock Exchange rules and regulations. The Code of Business Conduct and Ethics is designed to ensure that Neenah Paper's business is conducted legally and ethically in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, as well as applicable laws and regulations of foreign jurisdictions, and in a manner that will always reflect a high standard of ethics. For further information, please see the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics posted on this website. 

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Human Rights Policy

Neenah has adopted a Human Rights Policy (in English / in German / in Dutch / in Spanish) applicable to all stakeholders.

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Environmental Policy

Neenah has adopted an Environmental Policy applicable to all stakeholders. This Policy sets forth Neenah’s commitment to stewardship and sustainability of our natural resources. For further information, please see the Environmental Policy posted on this website.

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Corporate Sustainability Report

Neenah has published a Corporate Sustainability Report discussing the company’s long-term commitment to sustainability. The report discusses the company’s ongoing efforts to conserve natural resources, reduce its environmental footprint, source from sustainable suppliers, build a more diverse workforce and enhance corporate governance.

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Board Communications Policy

Neenah has adopted a Board Communications Policy (in English/ in German). The Board Communications Policy complies with and has been issued in accordance with law and New York Stock Exchange rules and regulations. The Board Communications Policy is designed to provide for communication between Neenah's Board of Directors, stockholders and other interested parties as part of Neenah’s corporate governance process. For further information, please see the Board Communications Policy posted on this website. 

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Ethics Hotline Procedure

The Neenah Audit Committee has adopted certain Ethics Hotline Procedures (in English / in German / in Spanish) to ensure that Neenah maintains the highest standards of conduct. Employees and other interested parties may submit complaints or concerns regarding the accuracy of our financial statements, press releases or other public disclosures, accounting, internal accounting controls or auditing matters to the "complaint supervisor". The Audit Committee has designated Neenah's General Counsel as the "complaint supervisor" and a complaint or concern can be addressed (in writing, by telephone or in person) to Noah S. Benz, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Neenah, Inc., 3460 Preston Ridge Road, Suite 600, Alpharetta, Georgia 30005, (678) 566-6500. In addition, you can report ethical issues through our anonymous Ethics Point hotline link by clicking here. You can also access the Ethics Point reporting system by navigating to, clicking on “file a new report” and inputting Neenah in the company name box or by calling our Ethics Point hotline representatives at 888-246-6015 (toll free) in order to make a report.

For further information, please see the Ethics Hotline Procedures posted on this website.

California Transparency in Supply Chains Act

Disclosure Under the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010

Effective January 1, 2012, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (the “Act”) requires certain companies manufacturing or selling products in California, including Neenah Paper, Inc. (“Neenah”), to disclose their efforts (if any) to address the issues of human trafficking and slavery and efforts to eradicate each of these from their direct supply chain. To this end, Neenah has developed and implemented the Neenah Paper, Inc. Ethical Purchasing Policy (the “Ethical Purchasing Policy”), which among other issues, sets out the requirements and expectations Neenah has for its suppliers relating to the issues of slave labor and human trafficking. The following is the disclosure under the Act for Neenah and its subsidiaries:

  1. Neenah periodically evaluates, using both internal resources and through the use of independent third parties, its product supply chains and addresses any risks of human trafficking and slave labor. Neenah requires that suppliers acknowledge and agree to the requirements of the Ethical Purchasing Policy through its purchase order terms and conditions;
  2. Neenah will periodically conduct audits to evaluate supplier compliance with the Ethical Purchasing Policy, which includes compliance with Neenah’s policy concerning the use of human trafficking and slavery. The audits may be conducted either by Neenah internal resources or external third party resources. If necessary, the audits may include unannounced independent third party audits; however, at this time Neenah does not believe that the risk in its supply chain is significant enough to require unannounced audits;
  3. As part of its terms and conditions of purchase Neenah will obtain certifications from its direct suppliers that materials incorporated into its products comply with the laws regarding slavery and human trafficking of the country in which they are doing business;
  4. Through its Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and Ethical Purchasing Policy Neenah maintains internal accountability standards and procedures for employees or contractors regarding slavery and trafficking. Additionally these policies provide Neenah with the ability to terminate agreements and other contractual relationships with suppliers for noncompliance with these required standards;
  5. Neenah will provide specific training related to identifying and reporting human trafficking and slavery for those employees and contractors linked directly to supply chain management. Neenah’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, which is issued to all Neenah employees, clearly states the commitment of all Neenah employees to compliance with all applicable laws and regulations in the conduct of our business activities. This extends to laws regarding slavery or human trafficking in the countries in which we do business. Failure to comply with Neenah’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics can result in disciplinary action and or termination of employment.

For additional detailed information relating to this disclosure or for additional information concerning Neenah’s supply chain policies please refer to the Neenah Paper Ethical Purchasing Policy located at Ethical Purchasing Policy.pdf

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