Molds are tiny fungi whose spores float through the air. They like damp environments and need four things to grow: food, air, appropriate temperature and water. Molds can be found outdoors, in homes and in other buildings. Everyone breathes in mold spores in the air, but some people have an allergic reaction or asthma symptoms if exposed to too much of this fungus. If you are allergic to mold, your immune system is overly-sensitive to specific mold spores and treats them as an allergen. When you inhale the mold spores, your immune system triggers symptoms such as sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, runny nose, nasal congestion or itchy nose, mouth and lips. There are hundreds of types of molds, but not all of them are responsible for causing allergy symptoms. The most common allergy-causing molds include Alternaria, Aspergillus, Cladosporium and Penicillium. Many people allergic to mold develop symptoms outdoors on days when mold spores are in the air. You may also have symptoms indoors if mold is in your home, school or workplace (American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Official website: http://www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments/allergies/mold-allergy.aspx)
The purpose of this study is to analyse the corporate governance information disclosed on the internet by Mauritian companies that are listed on the Official Market. A transparency index has been constructed with the objective to assess the level of voluntary disclosure on the listed companies website. It must be noted that study is an Exploratory Research as this topic is new in Mauritius, The results obtained from the transparency index showed that there was a low willingness from the part of Mauritian listed companies to present voluntary information besides to the mandatory disclosure requirements. Even if around 81% of the listed companies on the Official Market of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius has their own website. Information relating to financial statement and employees issues is found to be more frequently disclosed by listed companies than those which were regarded as sensitive such as board emoluments, managers emoluments and information executives profile. These information are mainly published in the annual reports, rather than being voluntarily disclosed on the website.