Listed companies

Self-assessment according to section D.12 DCGK

Supervisory board evaluation of listed companies

Requirements for listed companies

The new version of the German Corporate Governance Code (DCGK) brings various changes in content. The supervisory board is not only the focus of attention with regard to the number of supervisory board mandates and requirements for the independence of members, but also with regard to the evaluation or self-assessment  of the supervisory board's work.

Clause D.12 states that

  • the supervisory board shall regularly assess how effectively the supervisory board as a whole and its committees perform their duties, and

  • in the corporate governance statement, the supervisory board shall report whether and how an evaluation has been carried out.

The evaluation can and should do more than a purely regulatory-driven compulsory exercise. It should

  • create a uniform information basis for a well-founded discussion in the supervisory board.

  • identify and describe deficits and obstacles to effective board work.

  • formulate the need for improvement and action.

  • establish a systematic process for the continuous development of the supervisory board's work.

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ECBE as your external partner

  1. Innovative evaluation process with digital and personal elements

  2. The fulfilment of regulatory requirements (compliance) and status quo of board work with best practice requirements (best practice) are assessed

  3. Modular and selectable service options allow for a tailor-made and calculable evaluation process

  4. Detailed and multidimensional analysis through best practice matrix, performance indicators and benchmark analysis identify actual situation with concrete fields of action, discussion and information

  5. With us, you are accompanied by a highly experienced, interdisciplinary and diverse project team with high standards of quality and personal integrity

  6. Our technology meets the highest security standards and allows for easy use by supervisory board members

  7. ECBE specialises exclusively in facilitating evaluations for supervisory boards and boards of directors. Our personal commitment to the principles of reliability, integrity and full confidentiality ensures the objectivity of your evaluation.

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