In 2012, the Supervisory Board performed the customary annual internal evaluation of its performance. An external party was involved in this evaluation in order to deepen and better structure the exercise. The Supervisory Board intends to invite an external evaluator every year.
The assessment looked at such areas as the Board’s composition, meeting preparation and meeting style. It reviewed how the Board acquitted itself of its core duties and what was achieved. The evaluation found that in general the Board is positive about its composition and its functioning. The assessment also highlighted a few points for attention: more frequent contacts with management and the Works’ Council and more time for the evaluation of strategic achievements.