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The Bossard Group’s organizational structure derives from international standards for corporate management. The Group’s corporate bodies and management follow the Directive on Information relating to Corporate Governance of SIX Swiss Exchange as well as the “Swiss Code of Best Practice for Corporate Governance” of economiesuisse.

The organizational structure of the Bossard Group is based on clear delimitation of tasks, competencies and responsibilities between the board of directors and the executive committee. The functions of the chairman of the board of directors and of the chief executive officer (CEO) are held by two different persons, so that the separation of powers is guaranteed. This report is prepared according to the Directive on Information relating to Corporate Governance (DCG) of SIX Swiss Exchange dated March 20, 2018. Unless otherwise indicated, all information applies as at December 31, 2019. The principles and rules on corporate governance are set out in the rules and regulations of Bossard Holding AG, i.e. in the articles of association of Bossard Holding AG (articles of association), in the organizational and business regulations of Bossard Holding AG (OBR), in the regulations of the board’s committees, in the code of conduct and in the resolutions of the board of directors. The rules are regularly reviewed by the board of directors and adapted to current requirements (articles of association most recently in 2017 – proposed revision of the articles of association at the annual general meeting of shareholders in 2020, OBR and regulations of the board's committees most recently in 2015).

Read about Corporate Governance in the online Annual Report