CODE. The Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex (German Corporate Governance Code) presents essential statutory regulations for the management and supervision of German listed companies and contains, in the form of recommendations and suggestions, internationally and nationally acknowledged standards for good and responsible corporate governance.

COMMISSION. The Commission, Regierungskommission Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex, formulates these recommendations and suggestions and will review the code at least once a year in order to find out if it still describes the best practice of good corporate governance or if it should be adapted. 

COMMISSION IN DIALOGUE. The Code expresses a commitment of the economy to good corporate governance, which is why the Commission consults the Code with companies and their stakeholders, politics and the general public. The public consultation and the annual conference express just two forms which ensure the contribution of the stakeholders of the Code.