The company's Articles of Association state that the Supervisory Board must propose the Remuneration Policy for the members of the Management Board and that the Remuneration Policy must be adopted by the General Meeting. The Supervisory Board determines the remuneration of individual members of the Management Board on the basis of criteria established by the Remuneration Policy. It reviews this policy regularly in the light of internal and/or external developments. The full text of the policy can be found on the company's corporate website:
The company's Remuneration Policy must ensure that the company is able to attract and retain highly qualified and expert executives to its Management Board in an internationally competitive market. It must also ensure that the Management Board members' remuneration is consistent with the company's strategy, its operational and financial results and delivery of value to shareholders. Another aim of the policy is to apply a responsible and sustainable remuneration framework in line with the general result-driven remuneration principles and practices throughout the company. The Remuneration Policy establishes that remuneration for the Management Board must consist of four components: base salary, short-term incentive, long-term incentive and benefits (including pension scheme contributions).