Annual Report 2020

Our Corporate Governance, explained

GrandVision N.V. is a public limited Dutch company listed on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange. We have prepared this Corporate Governance report in accordance with, and adherence to, the 2016 Dutch Corporate Governance Code and applicable laws.

GrandVision is subject to external regulations and internal control documents. Responsibility for management and control of GrandVision’s Corporate Governance and Compliance is shared between our Supervisory and Management boards. This is further explained in the Supervisory Board and Management Board rules. Some examples of external regulations of Corporate Governance that apply to GrandVision include:

  • Dutch Company Act
  • Dutch Civil Code
  • EU Market Abuse Regulation (596/2014/EU)
  • Dutch Corporate Governance Code, based on the principle of Comply or Explain
  • Directive 2014/95/EU (please see reference table in Appendix)

Some examples of our internal control documents that apply to GrandVision include:

  • Articles of Association
  • Code of Conduct
  • Supplier Code of Conduct
  • Whistleblower Procedure
  • Insider Trading Policy
  • Antitrust Compliance Policy
  • Supervisory Board Rules
  • Management Board Rules
  • Tax Policy
  • Human Rights Policy
  • Anti-Discrimination and Equality Policy