CMS Energy Corporation (“CMS” or the “Corporation”), including its principal subsidiary Consumers Energy Company (the "Company"), recognizes the importance of strong corporate values for itself and its subsidiaries and is committed to the highest standards of corporate governance and business ethics. "Corporate governance” refers to our leaders, corporate controls and governing documents, decision-making processes and board and management accountability. Our governance practices are periodically reviewed by the Governance and Responsibility Committees and updates are made accordingly.
The following highlights illustrate our commitment to good governance:
- All Board Members other than the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman are independent
- Our Chairman of the Board is separate from the Chief Executive Officer and we have appointed a Presiding Director
- All Directors and Officers must own and retain CMS Stock, ensuring alignment with shareholder interests
- The Board and its Committees annually evaluate their performance and periodically conduct peer evaluations of individual directors
Our charter documents include the Articles of Incorporation and the Amended and Restated Bylaws. The Board of Directors has also adopted Corporate Governance Principles and Codes of Conduct.
To learn more about our governance structure, use the navigation at the top to view our Governance Documents, in addition to viewing the directors and officers information and our compliance and ethics commitment.