As the bank of and for the public sector, we have a special responsibility towards society. To us, this means consistent and transparent corporate governance, taking into account the interest of all stakeholders.
Dutch Corporate Governance Code
We adhere to the Dutch Corporate Governance Code. In doing so, we employ the ‘comply or explain’ principle. If, for practical reasons, we deviate from the code, then we explain why. Some corporate governance tasks are regulated by law, and obviously we comply with these laws and regulations.
Other rules and guidelines that we adhere to
In addition to the Dutch Corporate Governance Code, we also apply the following rules and guidelines:
- the Dutch Banking Code
- the Code of Conduct set out in the ‘Future-Oriented Banking’ package issued by the Dutch Banking Association (NVB)
- the EBA Guidelines on internal governance
- the Joint ESMA and EBA Guidelines on the assessment of the suitability of members of the management body and key function holders
- the BIS guidelines for corporate governance principles for banks