Overview

Wolters Kluwer stands for a high standard of corporate governance, and we are committed to keeping our stakeholders informed. The corporate governance structure of the company is based on the company's Articles of Association, the Dutch Civil Code, the Dutch Corporate Governance Code (the 'Corporate Governance Code'), and all applicable laws and regulations. The company has a two-tier board structure consisting of an Executive Board and a Supervisory Board. The Executive Board and the Supervisory Board are responsible for the corporate governance structure. If you cannot find the information you require on these pages, please contact us.

Legal structure

Wolters Kluwer’s ultimate parent company is Wolters Kluwer N.V. In 2002, Wolters Kluwer N.V. abolished the voluntary application of the structure regime (“structuurregeling”). As a consequence, the structure regime became applicable to Wolters Kluwer Holding Nederland B.V., which is the parent company of the Dutch operating subsidiaries. Wolters Kluwer International Holding B.V. is the (in)direct parent company of subsidiaries operating outside of the Netherlands.

The Code

Wolters Kluwer complies with all principles and best practice provisions of the Dutch Corporate Governance Code (the Code), unless stipulated otherwise. This is in accordance with the “comply or explain” principle of the Code. The Corporate Governance section of the Annual Report provides information on how and why Wolters Kluwer occasionally deviates from the Code.

More information on the Code and related matters can be found at: