of Directors, the Chief Executive Ofﬁcer, the Chief Financial Ofﬁcer, or the Chief Human Capital and Information Ofﬁcer, as required, or are presented during the meeting itself. As in previous years, in 2014 all documents to be communicated to the directors were made available to them in compliance with regulations. Further, the Chairman regularly asks directors if they require additional documents or reports in order to complete their information. Detailed minutes are produced for each meeting and submitted to the Board of Directors for approval at a subsequent meeting. Furthermore, to complete their understanding of the Group, after a series of detailed meetings with the Finance Division, Human Resources and Information Systems teams, Anne Binder and Bernard Jourdan attended meetings in 2014 with the Director of Marketing, Fashion and Apparel, and the Director of Marketing, Automotive and Furniture, devoted to the Group organization and marketing plans, two meetings with the Director Marketing Software on developments relating to the software offering, and ﬁnally a meeting with the Director of China and his management team on the Group’s strategy in China.
1.8. Evaluation of the Board of Directors
The AFEP-MEDEF Code recommends that once a year the Board should devote an item on its agenda to a discussion of its membership, organization and functioning. The Board is also required to verify that important questions are thoroughly prepared and discussed, and to assess the effective contribution of each director to the work of the Board in light of their expertise and involvement in the discussions. This point is considered during the February Board meeting, which reviews and closes the ﬁnancial statements for the year elapsed. In particular, the two independent directors, Anne Binder and Bernard Jourdan, were asked for their views on this subject at the February 11, 2015 meeting of the Board of Directors, three years after their nomination. The directors considered that the functioning of the Board and the governance of the company were highly