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The revised Corporate Governance Code, one year later

A benchmark study of annual reports of Dutch listed companies

Between March and July 2018 Deloitte conducted a benchmark study on the first year application of the 2016 Corporate Governance Code amongst Dutch listed companies. As part of this study 68 Dutch listed companies were examined, using publicly available sources (e.g. annual reports) . Our benchmark results are presented in the infographic below, combined with our interpretation thereof through a blog series. Including some of the pressing topics of the Code: Risk management, remuneration, diversity, culture and long-term value creation.

A benchmark study of annual reports of Dutch listed companies

As the Code is principle based, we know from our own experience and those of our clients that applying it to your organization can be challenging. Therefore, our aim in conducting this benchmark study is to help management and supervisory boards learn from their peers and discover the many ways the Code may be applied. By sharing our knowledge we hope to engage in a dialogue with you on how corporate governance can enhance your business.

Our benchmark results are presented in the infographic.

Subscribe to the blog series

Interested to see how Dutch listed companies apply all key elements of the 2016 Corporate Governance code? Every week a blog will be published that provides insight into how the application of the 2016 Code is accounted for. Please subscribe here to the series and receive a notification as soon as the next blog is available. Blog series: 

1 | Building trust through transparency

How much added value does the, often generic, In-control statement really have?

Read here.

2 | What do pay-ratios tell us about fairness of remuneration?

A balanced pay-ratio in Dutch listed companies seems a far cry from reality.

Read here.

3 | Do diversity targets really help increase diversity in the boardroom?

The board of Dutch listed companies is still dominated by men, gender diversity targets are often not met.

Read here.

4 | ‘Corporate Values’: everyone has them, but what do we do with them?

Companies are struggling to convert Corporate Values into desired behavior.

Read here.

5 | What do we mean with ‘long-term value creation’?

Long-term value creation: fad or fashion?

Read here.

More Information?

Would you like to know how more about Deloitte’s vision on corporate governance, risk management, remuneration of the effectiveness of your board? Contact Arjan ten Cate, Director at Deloitte Risk Advisory. He specializes in the practical application of and reporting on the Dutch Corporate Governance Code.

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