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The revised Code of Conduct adopted in November 2010 remains in force ( codeofconduct-e.pdf). The rules defined therein reflect the high ethical and legal standards that guide our actions worldwide. It is our belief that integrity in dealings with our stakeholders constitutes the foundation of a successful enterprise. In both our strategic planning and our day-to-day business activities, we therefore aspire to consistently apply the highest ethical and legal standards; for our actions and the way in which every single one of us presents and conducts himself or herself are crucial in shaping the image of the Hannover Re Group.

Complementing our corporate strategy and Corporate Governance principles, our Code of Conduct establishes binding rules worldwide governing integrity in the behaviour of all members of staff of the Hannover Re Group. They are intended to help us cope with the ethical and legal challenges that we face as part of day-to-day work. The Executive Board is expressly committed to observance of these rules.

The compliance report for the 2011 calendar year setting out the structure and diverse range of activities of Hannover Re in this regard was submitted to the Finance and Audit Committee in March 2012. After in-depth examination of topics such as directors’ dealings, ad hoc and other reporting requirements, the insider register, adherence to internal guidelines, consulting agreements, data protection, international sanctions and the Group-wide whistleblower system, the report concludes that five inconsequential circumstances have been identified which point to breaches of relevant compliance standards. After detailed exploration of these incidents, the necessary safeguards were put in place to ensure that in future the Hannover Re Group will be in full compliance with the external requirements for its business activities.


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