The Executive Board has not constituted any committees.
The Supervisory Board has constituted a steering committee and four other committees. These committees prepare the topics and resolutions of the Supervisory Board which are due to be discussed in the plenum and in some individual areas are authorised to make decisions in place of the plenum. The committees carry out their work in meetings requiring personal attendance. In exceptional cases, how-ever, the meetings can also be conducted by telephone. The committees discuss the items on their agendas and make decisions concerning these if required. The committee chairpersons report on the subject matter of the committee meetings to the Supervisory Board’s plenum. With the exception of the Nomination Committee, all committees comprise equal numbers of shareholders’ representatives and employees’ representatives.
The steering committee discusses central themes and prepares Supervisory Board resolutions. It can take the place of the Supervisory Board, with the required approval of the Executive Board in accordance with the latter’s rules of procedure, in deciding on measures and transactions of the Executive Board, insofar as the matter in question cannot be deferred and it is not possible for the Supervisory Board to make an appropriate decision within the time available.
Members: Dr Hartmut Schenk (Chairman), Prof. Dr Helmut Thoma, Birgit Geffke, Knut Mackeprang
The personnel committee prepares the Supervisory Board’s personnel decisions. It submits to the Supervisory Board proposals for decisions on the Executive Board’s remuneration, the remuneration system and regular scrutiny of that system. The committee makes decisions in place of the Supervisory Board – but subject to mandatory responsibilities of the Supervisory Board – on Executive Board members’ business that is relevant for personnel.
Members: Dr Hartmut Schenk (Chairman), Thorsten Kraemer, Claudia Anderleit, Birgit Geffke
The audit committee concerns itself with the monitoring of the accounting process, the effectiveness of the internal control system, the risk management system and the internal auditing system, and financial statements auditing, in the latter case especially with regard to the auditor’s independence and the additional services rendered by the auditor. It also concerns itself with compliance-related issues.
Members: Robert Weidinger (Chairman), Marc Tüngler, Ronny Minak, Michael Stephan
The mediation committee is constituted in accordance with section 27 (3) of the German Co-determination Act (MitbestG) so that it can perform the task described in section 31 (3) sentence 1 MitbestG.
Members: Dr Hartmut Schenk (Chairman), Thorsten Kraemer, Knut Mackeprang, Gesine Thomas
The nomination committee has the task of suggesting suitable candidates to the Supervisory Board for proposal to the Annual General Meeting in the run-up to new elections.
Members: Dr Hartmut Schenk (Chairman), Marc Tüngler, Sabine Christiansen (since 25 March 2015)
Retired: Achim Weiss (until 31 January 2015)
Definitions in accordance with section 76 (4) and section 111 (5) AktG
The Supervisory Board and Executive Board have each defined targets for the percentage of women in the Executive Board and in the two management tiers below the Executive Board:
Target: Executive Board: 0 per cent, Management tier 1 (direct reports): 25 per cent, Management tier 2 (heads of department): 27,5 per cent
The deadline for attaining all specified targets was defined as 30 June 2017.