AMPC recognises the value of strong corporate governance. As a corporation responsible for the investment of statutory levies, AMPC demonstrates the required level of corporate planning and reporting.
The Board of AMPC is responsible, along with management, for corporate governance practice and constantly updates its policies and procedures based on both independent advice and its own initiatives.

AMPC Corporate Governance Policy 

Refer to AMPC Corporate Governance Policy 2020 for details on AMPC's corporate governance framework.

Statutory levies and legislative requirements

AMPC administers statutory levies on behalf of industry as detailed in the Funding Agreement 2020-2030 with the Commonwealth.

The red meat slaughter levies are defined under the Australian Meat and Livestock Industry Act 1997. Levies on beef and livestock (cattle, bobby calf, sheep, lambs and goats) slaughter are payable by processors for each animal slaughtered at an abattoir for human consumption. The Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Act 1991, gives the Department of Agriculture authorisation to collect the levies from processors. All collected levies are then forwarded onto AMPC.

The current rates of levies are outlined in the Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1999.

Performance review

Under its Funding Agreement (FA) with the Commonwealth, AMPC is required to conduct an independent review of performance. The previous performance review addresses items relating to AMPC's operations, investments and engagement with the broader Australian meat processing industry. It is intended to provide government and other key stakeholders with an assessment of AMPC's efficiency and operational effectiveness.

AMPC Whistleblower Policy

AMPC is committed to fostering a supportive and open environment for all current and previous employees and stakeholders. As part of our commitment, we encourage individuals with concerns about any actual or suspected improper conduct, or state of affairs or circumstances involving potential wrongdoing, to come forward and make a disclosure. AMPC's Whistleblower Policy provides a secure means of making protected disclosures and ensures that adequate systems are in place to report any concerns of unethical, improper, dishonest or illegal conduct or activity that current and former employees, stakeholders and their dependants may observe. Through our Whistleblower Policy, we are committed to ensuring that we facilitate a secure reporting system where individuals are protected from intimidation, disadvantage or reprisal.

Details of persons eligible to make disclosures, and the persons to whom disclosures can be made, are set out in AMPC's Whistleblower Policy.

All investigations must be conducted in a fair, independent and timely manner, and all reasonable efforts must be made to preserve confidentiality during an investigation. If an eligible discloser does not feel comfortable or safe reporting a wrongdoing to an eligible recipient such as Board representatives, the CEO, Human Resources or Head of Corporate Services, the wrongdoing can be reported to an eligible external third-party. Integrity Line (for AMPC employees) is also an eligible external entity to which confidential and anonymous reporting can be made. Reports can be made 24 hours a day to Integrity Line at or over the phone on 1800 468 456 during working hours. Disclosures made to Integrity Line will be forwarded to the Whistleblower Protection Officers or escalated as appropriate. More on Integrity Line and our full description of the options and protections available for making disclosures are set out in AMPC's Whistleblower Policy.