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    Our corporate governance

    SHW believes in responsible and sustainable corporate governance that combines ethical values and social integrity. Cooperation between the Management Board and the Supervisory Board lays the foundation for this.

    SHW AG is convinced that good corporate governance will bolster the confidence of customers, business partners, employees and shareholders in the company.

    Below we present the latest version of our articles of association, the corporate governance reports and the declarations of conformity.

    Corporate Governance

    The German Corporate Governance Code lays out the material statutory requirements for managing and supervising listed German companies and contains recommendations and suggestions for good and responsible corporate governance based on nationally and internationally recognized standards.


    CORPORATE GOVERNANCE CODE

    The German Corporate Governance Code consists of three elements. It describes the legal requirements for the management and supervision of German listed companies (corporate governance), most of which are governed by the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG).

    Other elements include internationally and nationally acknowledged standards for good and responsible corporate governance in the form of recommendations and suggestions.

    The Code also has a legal basis due to the declaration of conformity in keeping with Sec. 161 AktG. In contrast to the legal requirements, recommendations and suggestions are not binding. However, any deviations from the recommendations must be explained and published in the Declaration of Conformity in the spirit of “comply or explain”.

    The recommendations and suggestions of the Code become valid upon being published in the Federal Gazette.

     

    The Declarations of Conformity:

    Documents are only available in german language, for any questions, please contact IR. 

    SHW AG Declaration of Conformity 2018 (act. July)

    SHW AG Declaration of Conformity 2018 (act. April)

    SHW AG Declaration of Conformity 2018

    SHW AG Declaration of Conformity 2017 (act.)

    SHW AG Declaration of Conformity 2017

    SHW AG Declaration of Conformity 2016

    SHW AG Declaration of Conformity 2015

    SHW AG Declaration of Conformity 2014

    SHW AG Declaration of Conformity 2013 (revised)

    SHW AG Declaration of Conformity 2013

    SHW AG Declaration of Conformity 2012 (reworded/amended)

    SHW AG Declaration of Conformity 2012

    SHW AG Declaration of Conformity 2011

    CORPORATE GOVERNANCE REPORT

    This document contains the declaration on corporate governance pursuant to Sec. 289a HGB and the Corporate Governance Report issued in accordance with clause 3.10 of the German Corporate Governance Code.

    The Declaration on Corporate Governance reports on corporate governance at SHW AG. It primarily consists of the Declaration of Conformity required by Sec. 161 AktG, relevant disclosures on corporate governance practices and a description of the methods of the Management Board and Supervisory Board as well as the composition and working methods of the committees of the Supervisory Board.
    You can find the Corporate Governance Report and the Declaration on Corporate Governance at the following link.

    Document is only available in german language, for any questions, please contact IR. 

    SHW AG Declaration on Corporate Governance and Corporate Governance Report 2017

    SHW AG Declaration on Corporate Governance and Corporate Governance Report 2016

    Articles of association

    The articles of association of a company lay down the foundation in which the shareholders make a binding expression of their ideas and present how, in their view, the constitution of the company should be structured and the company run.

    They list the name of the company, its registered office, its share capital and management board, supervisory board and the respective representatives.

    Document is only available in German language, for any questions, please contact IR. 

    Current articles of association of SHW AG issued on 18 May 2018

    Social Media Guideline

    Correct behaviour when dealing with social media
    Social media are the entirety of digital technologies and media (blogs, social networks, online forums, etc.) through which users can communicate with each other and exchange content. As an employee, you can thus obtain specialist information for your daily work if required. At the same time, social media enables dialogue with colleagues, business partners, sharehold-ers, analysts, journalists, potential applicants or message makers.
    As an employee of the SHW Group, we would like to expressly encourage you to use the opportunities offered by social media and blog, comment or tweet wherever you consider it useful and necessary in the context of your professional activities.

    social media guideline

    » Good corporate governance is a core component of responsible corporate leadership and supervision. We consider it essential for fostering and retaining the trust of national and international investors, customers, employees, business associates, and the public in our company. «

    Dr.-Ing. Frank Boshoff