Our operating principle
The Corporate Governance department is responsible for implementing the legal and practical framework for managing and monitoring the company for the benefit of all relevant stakeholder groups. Corporate governance is all about adhering to laws and regulatory requirements, implementing management and control structures and managing the company in a responsible, qualified and transparent manner.
Declaration of Conformity with the German Corporate Governance Code (GCGC)
The code provides recommendations and suggestions for the management and monitoring of listed German companies. It is based on internationally and nationally accepted standards of good and responsible corporate governance. The code contains recommendations and suggestions on corporate governance with regard to shareholders and annual general meetings, as well as management and supervisory boards, transparency, accounting and auditing.
Please note: Compliance with the code’s recommendations or suggestions is not mandatory. The German Stock Corporation Act (AktG) merely requires the management and supervisory boards of a listed company to declare annually that the recommendations of the code have been and will be complied with, or which recommendations have not been applied or are not being applied and why.
Corporate Governance Report
Corporate Governance Reports contain the corporate governance statement pursuant to Section 289f of the German Commercial Code (HGB) and the Declaration of Conformity pursuant to Section 161 (1) AktG.
Supervisory Board report
You can download the reports submitted by the Supervisory Board of Tele Columbus AG here.
Corporate Social Responsibility Report
The latest corporate social responsibility report is available on our sustainability page.
Articles of Association and rules of procedure
Articles of Association
Rules of procedure, Supervisory Board
Rules of procedure, Management Board
Code of Conduct – compliance
We gear our business activity towards group-wide standards that are applicable for all employees of the Group. They are fundamentally based on our three corporate values: simplicity, fairness and efficiency. We have defined the most important principles in our Code of Conduct.
Anonymous whistle-blower system
Tele Columbus AG has set up a whistle-blower system so that information regarding potential compliance breaches can be submitted anonymously and without being able to be traced. Anyone can use the whistle-blower system to contact the ombudsperson and share documents anonymously.