Corporate governance is defined as the responsible management and control of companies, applied with the aim of creating long-term added value. Factors such as efficient cooperation between the Management and Supervisory Boards, acting in the shareholders' interests, and transparent and open corporate communication all play a key role in this.
1&1 Drillisch AG is a listed stock corporation under German law, that is, it is run by a Management Board and Supervisory Board. We value corporate governance highly and to this end both of our boards work closely together. Intensive and ongoing dialogue is essential for the efficient running of the company. We have further intensified this dialogue and improved it step by step in accordance with national and international standards. By providing open, prompt and regular information, as well as a transparent decision-making structure, we promote the confidence of our investors, customers, employees and the interested public.
The principles of the German Corporate Governance Code - responsible management and control of the company - are not new for the Management and Supervisory Boards of 1&1 Drillisch AG. Many of these requirements arise directly from the German Stock Corporation Act (Aktiengesetz), the German Securities Trading Act (Wertpapierhandelsgesetz) and other laws. As a result, we have focused strongly on these principles in the past and in the main, they are already firmly anchored in our corporate governance.
Version March 2017