Gecina wins three Grands Prix du Gouvernement d’Entreprise awards from AGEFI for its corporate governance achievements
On October 2, 2018, in the 15th AGEFI Grands Prix du Gouvernement d’Entreprise awards, Gecina came first in three categories - “board composition”, “management structure operations” and “compliance and risk management” - highlighting its governance achievements.
Organized by AGEFI in partnership with Ethics&Board, EcoVadis and CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats, the Grands Prix du Gouvernement d’Entreprise are the leading awards for the governance and transparency best practices of companies from the SBF120 index.
These three awards are a tribute to the actions rolled out in the last few years by Gecina and its Board of Directors to respond to the growing demands of investors, particularly with:
- A recognized governance policy for gender equality and diversity that leads the industry, with perfect gender parity thanks to 50% men and 50% women on the Board;
- A Board of Directors with more than 60% independent directors;
- A strong level of engagement among the directors, with an attendance rate of 100% for their meetings;
- An active risk management and compliance policy that is integrated into the company’s decision-making and operational processes.
“All of Gecina’s employees are proud of these awards and, under the leadership of the Board of Directors and its Chairman, Bernard Carayon, delighted to be part of a company with high standards in all areas, including governance. These three awards reflect the decisive governance choices made by Gecina in the last few years, particularly in terms of strict gender parity within the Board, the unfailing dedication shown by its directors and the active risk management policy. By taking societal developments and our shareholders’ expectations on board in this way, Gecina is effectively positioned to continue moving forward with its transformation. The choice of centrality, the total return strategy, the acquisition of Eurosic with an unrivalled development pipeline in Europe and the confirmation of our renewed ambition in the residential business are just some of the areas that have been able to benefit from our strong and sustainable governance”, explains Méka Brunel, Gecina’s Chief Executive Officer and Director.
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