Our Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance stands for a process of corporate management and control that adopts an attitude of responsibility while aiming for long-term value creation. Key elements are the efficient collaboration between the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board, the respect for all shareholder interests, and openness and transparency in corporate communications.

With its German Corporate Governance Code, a German government commission has compiled a set of rules which particularly contains recommendations on good corporate governance in terms of ethical behaviour on the part of employees and managers of companies and organisations.

The intention of the German Corporate Governance Code is to make Germany’s corporate governance rules transparent and understandable, with the aim of promoting the trust of investors, customers, employees and the public in the management and monitoring of German listed companies.

The full text of the code and further information about the code can be found HERE.

Each year, freenet AG issues a statement of compliance in which it declares which recommendations of the German Corporate Governance Code it deviated from in the previous year and which recommendations it intends to deviate from in the future.

Statement of Compliance

Statement on the German Corporate Governance Code in accordance with section 161 of the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG)

Corporate Governance Statement

Corporate Governance Statement in accordance with Sections 289f, 315d HGB

Articles of Association

Current version of freenet AG's articles of association

Annual audit

Annual and consolidated financial statements audit for financial year 2020

Remuneration system and remuneration report

Remunaration report in accordance with Section 162 AktG for the financial year 2021 and the applicable remuneration system in accordance with Section § 87a AktG