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Corporate Governance

As one of North America's largest metals distribution companies, Russel Metals Inc. is committed to continuous superior corporate governance.

Russel Metals believes that strong corporate governance practices begin at the top, starting with the Board of Directors and executive officers, in order to be passed through to each employee.  These practices ensure that Russel Metals is being operated in the best interests of all its stakeholders.  We are dedicated to maintaining the ethical standards created at all levels of the organization and will strive to continuously evaluate and improve these standards throughout our business practices and relationships.

We have posted below key corporate governance documents.


Audit Committee
Environmental Management and Health & Safety Committee
Management Resources and Compensation Committee
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

Position Descriptions

Chair of the Board
Chief Executive Officer
Chair of the Audit Committee
Chair of the Environmental Management and Health & Safety Committee
Chair of the Management Resources and Compensation Committee
Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee


Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation
Code of Business Conduct and Ethics Policy for Employees (English)
Code of Business Conduct and Ethics Policy for Employees (Spanish)
Majority Voting in Director Elections
Corporate Governance Guidelines


Certificate and Articles of Amalgamation - 01Jan2002
Certificate and Articles of Amendment - 26Apr2004

By-Law No. 1
By-Law No. 58

Information Circulars

We have posted our most recent Information Circulars

Whistleblower Hotline

Russel Metals has implemented a Whistleblower Hotline.  Any concerns relating to (a) accounting matters; (b) internal controls; (c) financial irregularities; (d) compliance with the Company's policies; and / or (e) unethical business conduct, including but not limited to, safety, environmental, conflicts of interest, bribery, theft and / or fraud; should be reported to the Whistleblower Hotline, by one of the methods set out below. 

Whistleblower Hotline Contact Information



This is the English text. If you see this the code works, hurray!