Gemalto is committed to high standards of corporate governance, as the Board considers that this contributes to the Company’s long-term success and supports sound decision-making. The Board is accountable to the shareholders for Gemalto’s corporate governance structure and for compliance with the Dutch corporate governance code, which sets out principles and best practices for Dutch listed companies. The Board agrees with the code’s general approach and the vast majority of its principles and best practice provisions. In accordance with the code’s “apply or explain” principle, the departures from these provisions are listed in Gemalto's 2012 Annual Report.
As a Dutch company with shares listed on NYSE Euronext Amsterdam and NYSE Euronext Paris, Gemalto is required to comply with, inter alia, Dutch law, Dutch corporate governance rules, the rules of the Dutch Autoriteit Financiële Markten (AFM: the Netherlands’ Authority for Financial Markets), the rules of the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF: the French Financial Markets Authority) and Euronext Paris Stock Exchange rules and related regulations, insofar as they are applicable to Gemalto.
A broad outline of Gemalto´s corporate governance structure, its implementation during 2012, and its compliance with the Dutch corporate governance code is included in the 2012 Annual Report.
Pursuant to Dutch law, Board members and Executives have to notify the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) of transactions in Gemalto Financial Instruments concluded by or on behalf of them. The notified transactions are disclosed on the AFM website: www.afm.nl.
Board members and Gemalto Employees are bound by the Gemalto Policy on Inside Information and Trading in Financial Instruments.
Risk management and control: Principal risks
Gemalto's 2012 Annual Report (Complete report)
Corporate Governance and economic factors (Sustainability)
Fraud, bribery and corruption
Code of Ethics
Policy on Inside Information and Trading in Financial Instruments
Gemalto Whistleblower Procedure