We embody state-of-the-art corporate governance as a matter of course. In addition to constant engagement with changing legal framework conditions, we provide an annual Declaration of Conformity with the German Corporate Governance Code that can be accessed on our website. We regularly update the Corporate Governance Principles of Hannover Rück SE, track and review changes to the German Corporate Governance Code and with few exceptions we comply with the recommendations of the currently valid version of the Code as amended. We explain the reasons for divergences from the German Corporate Governance Code.
Our actions worldwide are guided by high ethical and legal standards, which we have defined in our Code of Conduct and can be viewed on our website.
As a listed European joint-stock company (SE) based in Hannover, we are subject to SE-specific laws, German laws governing stock corporations and the capital market, and laws on co-determination, especially the participation agreement concluded with the employees. The three governance bodies of Executive Board, Supervisory Board and General Meeting make up the governance structure of the undertaking. Their cooperation is regulated by law and by the company's Articles of Association.