Part 1 - Interpretation and limitations of liability
1. Defined Terms
1.1 In the articles, unless the context requires otherwise:
- articles: means the company’s articles of association.
- bankruptcy: includes individual insolvency proceedings in a jurisdiction other than England and Wales or Northern Ireland which have an effect similar to that of bankruptcy.
- chairman: has the meaning given in article 12.
chairman of the meeting: has the meaning given in article 27.
- Companies Acts: means the Companies Acts (as defined in section 2 of the Companies Act 2006), in so far as they apply to the company.
- director: means a director of the company, and includes any person occupying the position of director, by whatever name called.
- document: includes, unless otherwise specified, any document sent or supplied in electronic form.
- electronic form: has the meaning given in section 1168 of the Companies Act 2006.
member: has the meaning given in section 112 of the Companies Act 2006.
- ordinary resolution: has the meaning given in section 282 of the Companies Act 2006.
- participate: in relation to a directors’ meeting, has the meaning given in article 13.
primary social object: means the object of the company as set out in Article 2.1, which for the avoidance of doubt is its primary object.
- proxy notice: has the meaning given in article 33.
special resolution: has the meaning given in section 283 of the Companies Act 2006.
- subsidiary: has the meaning given in section 1159 of the Companies Act 2006.
statement of responsible business principles: means the statement of responsible business principles set out in the appendix and incorporated into these articles.
- writing: means the representation or reproduction of words, symbols or other information in a visible form by any method or combination of methods, whether sent or supplied in electronic form or otherwise.
1.2 Unless the context otherwise requires, other words or expressions contained in these articles bear the same meaning as in the Companies Act 2006 as in force on the date when these articles become binding on the company.
2.1 The company’s primary social object is to carry out such business operations and related activities as will in the opinion of the directors shift the world to a place where doing good with business is the fundamental model of success and by creating a meaningful blueprint for the future of business, and result in a material positive impact on society, the environment, and future generations taken as a whole.