Responsible Corporate governance

The corporate governance practices of All for One Group SE are driven by fair, transparent and correct collaboration – both with members of staff and with business partners and the general public. Responsible corporate governance also means compliance with legal regulations within decision-making and control processes and, moreover, actively taking recommendations on board that extend beyond these legal reg­ulations.


The shareholders of All for One Group SE exercise their rights at the annual general meetings. Pursuant to Article 14 of the Company’s statutes, each registered share is entitled to one vote. The annual general meeting is hosted by the chair of the supervisory board. The annual general meeting adopts resolutions relating to all issues for which it is responsible by law and as defined in the statutes.


The foremost task of the supervisory board is to advise and oversee the management board. In accordance with the statutes, the company's supervisory board is composed of six members, two of whom are staff representatives. The powers and duties of the supervisory board and its committees are governed by stock corporation legislation, the statutes, and the rules of procedure for the supervisory board and its commit­tees.


As the body responsible for managing a stock corporation, the management board »is independently responsible« for managing the affairs of the Company (Section 76 (1) AktG)) without being subject to instruction, and is bound to respect the interests and business principles of the entity within the framework provided by stock corporation legislation. When exercising its management powers, the management board is also committed to sustainably raising the value of the Company. It submits regular and compre­hensive reports to the supervisory board on all material issues relating to business performance, corporate strategy and any potential risks. The powers and duties of the management board are governed by stock corporation legislation, the statutes, and the rules of procedure and delegation of responsibilities for the management board.



Members of the management and supervisory boards hold shares in the Company. The latest disclosure of the same can be found on the Company’s website under shareholder structure. Changes in shares held by members of the management and supervisory boards are published in compli­ance with legal regulations.


The consolidated financial statements of the Company are prepared in accordance with IFRS, the annual financial statements in accordance with the German commercial code [Handelsgesetzbuch, HGB]. Follow­ing preparation by the management board, the consolidated and annual financial statements are subjected to external audit, approved and adopted by the supervisory board, and published within 90 days from the end of the financial year. In addition, interim reports are published for the first three quarters of each financial year – two quarterly statements and a half-year financial report. These interim reports are not subject to audit review.


An information policy aligned to providing uniform, comprehensive and prompt information is of great importance to All for One Group. The Company therefore notifies all stakeholders regularly and promptly of the state of the Company and reports on material business changes and developments. The Company's website is one of the foremost tools that is used for communication purposes. Reports are also provided in the form of an annual report, interim reports as well as in meetings and conferences with analysts and journalists.

Information is also published in press releases and ad hoc statements. The Company complies with the legal duties of notification – with regard to voting rights or directors’ dealings, for example. Statements, presentations and reports are, moreover, available for inspection in the Investors section on the Company’s website. The Company has established and regularly updates the insider register specified in Article 18 of the Market Abuse Regulation. The relevant individuals are aware of the legal obligations and punishments. The principles and rules of conduct governing the handling of insider information are specified in a com­pany policy and made accessible to everyone affected.

In keeping with the principle of »fair disclosure«, all shareholders and material target groups are always treated equally with regard to the provision of information.


The corporate governance practices in place at All for One Group also include the directives of the compliance management system that apply to all members of staff within the Group. A code of conduct has been issued to emphasise the standards of behaviour required from staff, managers, management board members and other executives. It also makes the material principles of conduct known to customers, part­ners, suppliers, competitors and shareholders. By implementing these guidelines in its day-to-day business, All for One Group is also demonstrating its commitment to legally compliant, responsible and honest dealings in the competitive environment, and to data protection. At the same time, a clear signal is sent against corruption and unfair business practices. The compliance organisation is charged with monitoring compliance with the code of conduct and other company policies throughout the Group. It also subjects them to regular reviews, updates them if necessary, and trains staff and management accordingly.



Sales revenues, EBIT before M&A effects (non-IFRS) and recurring revenues are used, in particular, as the key metrics for controlling the financial performance of the Group in line with the corporate strategy. These financial performance indicators are coordinated during the corporate planning processes to ensure that growth is as sustainable and profitable as possible.


The employees form the basis for the business operations and the foundation for the corporate culture and values of All for One Group. Corporate social responsibility is a key element in the Group's strategic orientation. The Group-wide management system therefore tracks the following, material non-financial performance indicators:

  • Employee retention
  • Health index
  • Diversity strategy

Employee retention
The success of All for One Group’s business is largely dependent on the quality of its efforts to serve business partners and shareholders. Staff continuity and the ability to use it to build and maintain sustain­ably stable and strong relationships with business partners are also key to shaping the perception of quality of service. The employee retention index (100% minus ratio of unwanted departures to headcount at start of period plus new recruits during the year under review) is used as a means of measuring this performance.

Health index
The health management programme is designed to maintain and expand the superb performance capa­bilities of staff. It is also intended to actively help to reduce illness-related absences. The health index (100% minus number of sick days relative to target workdays in a reporting period) is used as a means of meas­uring this performance.

Diversity strategy
The key criteria the Group wants to identify when filling vacancies and jobs are professional competence and »cultural fit«. At the same time, All for One Group has set itself the target of ensuring equal represen­tation of men and women in executive positions. Part-time schemes to improve the work-life balance are offered to all members of staff – including the management levels – and flexible work schedules with no fixed times or workplaces are generally available and encouraged. Employees are also supported in their identification and selection of individual childcare models. In addition, special recruiting campaigns appeal specifically to female applicants.


Pursuant to Section 91 (2) and (3) AktG, the management board – in keeping with its responsibility for the Group as a whole – has established a comprehensive internal control and risk management system in order, among other things, to allow the timely identification of any developments that might jeopardise the Company’s continued existence. This system forms an integral part of the planning, control and reporting processes. In addition, the management board has established a Group-wide compliance management system. A detailed description of the risk management, internal control and compliance management systems can be found in the discussion of opportunities and risks in the combined management report.

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