The objective of Hannover Rück SE continues to be to consolidate and further expand its position as one of the leading, globally operating reinsurance groups of above-average profitability. In aspiring towards this goal, it is particularly important to observe and fulfil the principles of good and sustainable enterprise management. In so doing, we not only comply with the German Corporate Governance Code (DCGK, hereinafter also referred to as the Code), but have also developed our own model for responsible enterprise management which we consistently pursue and adjust to the latest requirements in accordance with our best practice standards.
The Executive Board and Supervisory Board of Hannover Rück SE expressly support the suggestions and recommendations of the German Corporate Governance Code that are practicable for the reinsurance industry and recognise their central importance in guiding our activities. The principles of responsible and good enterprise management therefore constitute the core of our internal Corporate Governance principles (www.hannover-rueck.de/50883/corporate-governance-prinzipien-2013.pdf). We cultivate integrity at all times in our dealings with business partners, staff, shareholders and other stakeholder groups and support the principles of value-based and transparent enterprise management and supervision defined in the German Corporate Governance Code. The Supervisory Board, Executive Board and employees of Hannover Rück SE identify with these principles, which thus form part of our corporate self-image. The Executive Board ensures that the principles are observed Group-wide.
Hannover Rück SE hereby provides insight into its enterprise management practices as part of the Declaration on Corporate Governance pursuant to § 289 a Commercial Code (HGB):
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