Corporate Governance Report including the Corporate Governance Statement

  • Good corporate governance is a key factor in the Company’s long-term success
  • Close ongoing cooperation between Managing Board and Supervisory Board
  • Managing Board and Supervisory Board issue declaration of compliance

The Managing Board and the Supervisory Board believe that good corporate governance is a key determinant of long-term business success. Good corporate governance is therefore part of the shared values of HUGO BOSS and a requirement that extends to every area of the Company. The Managing Board and Supervisory Board consider themselves duty-bound to secure the Company’s continuation as a going concern and sustainable value added through responsible and transparent corporate governance that is geared to the long term. At the same time, HUGO BOSS wishes to justify and strengthen the trust that the employees, shareholders, business partners and general public place in it.

In fiscal year 2019, the Managing Board and Supervisory Board closely examined compliance with the requirements of the German Corporate Governance Code (GCGC). As a consequence, the declaration of compliance dated December 2019 was issued. It is reproduced in this report and, like earlier declarations of compliance, is published on the Company’s website. Apart from the exceptions discussed there, HUGO BOSS AG complies with the recommendations of the Code as amended on February 7, 2017, which was published in the Bundesanzeiger [German Federal Gazette] on April 24, 2017.

The Corporate Governance Statement (in accordance with Sec. 289f HGB [“Handelsgesetzbuch”: German Commercial Code]) contains the declaration of compliance, disclosures relating to corporate governance practices and a description of the way in which the Managing Board and Supervisory Board work. It is also available at