Corporate Governance Charter
Corporate governance is an important instrument to constantly improve the management of the regulated real estate company and to protect the interest of its shareholders.
Vastned Retail Belgium employs the Belgian corporate governance code 2009 as its benchmark and enforces the Law of 6 April 2010 amending the Belgian Companies Code. The Vastned Retail Belgium board of directors have laid down corporate governance principles in a number of guidelines.
From the terms of the Belgian corporate governance code 2009 is only derogated when specific circumstances require it. In this case the derogation is explained in accordance to the “comply or explain” principle.
This document only exists in Dutch and can be consulted here.
Code of Conduct
Our code of conduct is applicable to all employees, as well as to the members of the management and audit committee and to the members of the board of directors. In principle, the code of conduct is also applicable to all temporary employees and people working for Vastned Retail Belgium on a contractual basis.
You can consult our code here. Please note that this document only exists in Dutch.
Vastned Retail Belgium has introduced whistleblowing rules to protect employees who report abuses within the company. You can consult these rules here. Please note that this document only exists in Dutch.
On 3 June 2016 the Regulation EU No 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on market abuse and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (further the “Market Abuse Regulation”) has been enacted. Pursuant to the Law of 27 June 2016 which serves, inter alia, to the partial enforcement of Market Abuse Regulation, the Law of 2 August 2002 on the supervision of the financial sector and on financial services has also been modified. Vastned Retail Belgium has drawn up a procedure on the subject (document only exists in Dutch).
Transactions have to be reported using the online application of the FSMA.
So far, there have not been any such notifications.