Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance Corporate governance stands for the responsible management and control of a company and its bodies. Oerlikon is dedicated to effective corporate governance as a way of assisting the sustainable added value of the corporation. You will find all relevant information pertaining to this topic on the following pages.

Oerlikon is committed to the principles of good corporate governance as they are defined, in particular, in the Swiss Code of Best Practice for Corporate Governance of economiesuisse. Through this commitment, Oerlikon aims to sustainably reinforce the trust placed in it by the company’s present and future share­holders, lenders, employees, business partners and the gener­al public.

Responsible corporate governance requires transparency with regard to the organization of management and control mecha­nisms at the uppermost level of the enterprise. Therefore, the SIX Swiss Exchange’s “Directive on Information relating to Corporate Governance” (DCG) requires issuers to make available to inves­tors certain key information, in an appropriate form, pertaining to corporate governance.

The framework of the DCG has been adopted; however, the section “Compensations, shareholdings and loans” has been moved to a separate chapter (“Remuneration report”). All state­ments in this section (“Corporate governance”) are as of the balance sheet date, except where – in the case of material changes between the balance sheet date and the time this Annual Report went to print – otherwise indicated.