Annual Report 2013

Corporate governance

Around 44 %

Supervisory Board membership female.

Objectives attainment status

Overall, the Supervisory Board has at its disposal the knowledge, skills and technical abilities needed to properly and effectively perform its duties. In particular, there are several members within the Supervisory Board offering international business experience or other international expertise. No individual on the Supervisory Board exceeds the specified maximum age.

Currently, seven of the 16 Supervisory Board members are women, a ratio of around 44 percent.

None of the Supervisory Board members elected by the Annual General Meeting is a former Management Board member, or performs board or committee functions or acts as a consultant for major competitors, and none are persons whose relationship with the corporation or members of the Management Board could give rise to material conflicts of interest which are not of a temporary nature. Four of the eight shareholder representatives are not members of the Henkel family share-pooling agreement, and seven of the eight shareholder representatives are neither members of the Shareholders’ Committee nor members of the Supervisory Board of Henkel Management AG.