The current articles of association (dated 3 August 2021) are published on www.asrnl.com. The SB and EB rules are also available on the corporate website.
Since being listed on Euronext Amsterdam, a.s.r. has been required to abide by the Dutch Corporate Governance Code. a.s.r. complies with all the principles and best practices of the Dutch Corporate Governance Code, with the exception of those that are not applicable. In the Corporate Governance section on www.asrnl.com, a.s.r. also publishes a detailed comply or explain list indicating which principles and best practices do not apply to it.
On 1 January 2013, the Dutch financial sector introduced a mandatory oath for EB and SB members of financial institutions licensed in the Netherlands. With regard to insurance companies, in addition to the EB and SB members, individuals holding a management position immediately below the EB who are responsible for employees who could have a significant influence on the risk profile of the insurance company are also required to take the oath, as are certain other employees. This includes individuals who may (independently) significantly influence the risk profile of the undertaking as well as those who are or may be involved in the provision of financial services.
Notwithstanding the above, a.s.r. has decided that all employees and other individuals carrying out activities under its responsibility must also take the oath. New employees must take the oath within three months of joining the company.
a.s.r. also wishes to be transparent concerning the nonfinancial information in its Management Report. Since the 2017 reporting year, the relevant legal requirements have been extended for large companies of public interest. Such organisations, which include a.s.r., are expected to clarify how they deal with environmental, social and personnel issues, respect for human rights and the fight against corruption and bribery in their business operations and value chain. Large listed companies must also provide insight into their policy on diversity in relation to the EB and SB. In addition, from 1 January 2022, large companies of public interest must publish information about how and to what extent their activities are associated with economic activities (eligibility) that qualify as environmentally sustainable as defined in Regulation (EU) 2020/852 (EU Taxonomy Regulation). The information requirements regarding the disclosure of non-financial and diversity information can be found in chapter 3 and chapter 7.12.