Corporate governance generally comprises the entirety of all international and national values and principles for good, responsible company management and supervision. Corporate governance does not entail a uniform, international set of rules. Instead, other than certain internationally recognised common principles, corporate governance refers to a specific country’s understanding of responsible company management.
In Germany, the principles of corporate governance are anchored in the Corporate Governance Code. The purpose of the Code is to contribute to making the rules for corporate management and supervision transparent for all investors, both in Germany and abroad. This is intended to increase confidence in the corporate management of German companies.
At Deutsche Post, the key elements of our corporate governance are:
- our Declaration of Conformity with the Corporate Governance Code
- ‘Respect and Results’, our guiding principle for employee management
- our Code of Conduct for employees and suppliers, including anti-corruption and competition guidelines
- three programmes that express our commitment to society:
Go Green (environmental protection)
Go Help (disaster management)
Go Teach (education)