Corporate Governance is the generic term for the system of managing and overseeing a company, including its organization, its commercial principles and its internal and external control mechanisms.
For Uniper SE, good corporate governance is a fundamental element of company management and is given high priority. Corporate governance serves as the basis for our decisions and stands for responsible and sustainable business success; it is guaranteed through the close and effective cooperation between the Management and Supervisory Boards acting for the benefit of the company. Through good corporate governance, we seek to foster confidence in the management and supervision of our company on the part of investors, financial markets, our business partners and employees as well as the general public. We seek to apply it throughout the company.
Uniper SE is an European corporation (Societas Europaea - SE). The corporate bodies are the Management Board, the Supervisory Board and the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. The company has a two-tier administrative and supervisory system. The Management Board and the Supervisory Board work independently of one another. A Supervisory Board member cannot, in principle, also serve as a member of the company's Management Board.
German Corporate Governance Code and Statement of Compliance
Corporate governance at Uniper SE follows the provisions of the German Corporate Governance Code. This outlines essential statutory regulations for the management and supervision of German listed companies and contains nationally and internationally recognized standards for proper and responsible corporate governance. This Code was approved by the "Government Commission on the German Corporate Governance Code" (convened in September 2001 by the Federal Minister of Justice), which was initially adopted on 26 February 2002 and since then generally been reviewed and modified as needed once a year in light of national and international developments in corporate governance principles.
You can find the Declaration by the Board of Management and Supervisory Board of Uniper SE on the German Corporate Governance Code in the section "Statement of Compliance".
The Management Board of Uniper SE manages the Company under its own responsibility in accordance with the law, the provisions of corporate by-laws and the rules of procedure for the Management Board and the Supervisory Board as well as the resolutions of the general meeting of shareholders.
Learn more about the twelve members of Uniper’s Supervisory Board.
Code of Conduct
Our Code of Conduct at a glance: providing essential principles for our daily work.