Operating procedures of the Board of Management and Supervisory Board
At DEUTZ, responsibility for the executive function lies with the Board of Management; the Supervisory Board monitors and advises the Board of Management in its activities.
With the long-term development of the Company in mind, the Board of Management and Supervisory Board maintain an open, ongoing dialogue on all strategic decisions in the Company – a process that continued in the year under review. The primary aim of the close cooperation between the two bodies is to enhance the value of the Company over the long term for the benefit of shareholders, employees and business partners. Accordingly, the Board of Management provides the Supervisory Board with regular, comprehensive and timely reports on all relevant issues relating to planning, business performance, risk position and risk management.
The Supervisory Board’s work is based on rules of procedure, which can be downloaded from the DEUTZ AG website at www.deutz.com.
Five meetings of the Supervisory Board took place in 2015.
In 2015, the Supervisory Board for the first time reviewed the efficiency of its activities by inviting an external specialist to a meeting to hold structured discussions about all aspects of operating effectively. The outcome from the detailed review carried out at this meeting, in which the members of the Board of Management of DEUTZ AG also participated, was that the Supervisory Board is satisfying its statutory duties and working efficiently.
No former members of the DEUTZ AG Board of Management are now members of the Supervisory Board.
The Supervisory Board is elected for a period that runs until the Annual General Meeting in 2018.
The principles by which the Board of Management operates are summarised in rules of procedure issued by the Supervisory Board, which can also be downloaded from the DEUTZ AG website.
Board of Management meetings generally take place every two weeks.