Annual Report 2017


The Supervisory Board and the Management Board endorse the principles for good corporate governance as included in the Dutch Corporate Governance Code. A full overview of all principles and best practice provisions, including compliance with them, is available on the website The notes included here relate to the revised Corporate Governance Code (referred to below as ‘the Code’) published by the Corporate Governance Code Monitoring Committee on 8 December 2016.

Our policy has resulted in the following documents:

  • Supervisory Board regulations.
  • Audit Committee regulations.
  • Remuneration Committee regulations.
  • Management Board regulations.
  • Internal Audit Charter.
  • Code of Conduct.
  • Share option scheme.
  • Whistleblowers policy.
  • Investor Relations policy.

These documents are also available on the corporate website.

As usual, Corporate Governance and each substantial adjustment in the corporate governance structure of the company and its compliance with the Corporate Governance Code will be submitted to the Annual General Meeting discussion under a separate agenda item during the Annual General Meeting on 26 April 2018.

The full text of the Dutch Corporate Governance Code is available on