Since the introduction of the Dutch Corporate Governance Code (the “Code”) in 2004, the principles of proper corporate governance and best practice provisions set out in the Code have regularly been discussed at Supervisory Board meetings. The principal points of the Boskalis Corporate Governance policy can be found on pages 58 and 59 of this annual report.
In the opinion of the Supervisory Board, the provisions of the Code regarding the independence of the members of the Supervisory Board have been complied with. The Supervisory Board considers Mr. van Wiechen not to be independent in light of the Code.
Outside the presence of the Board of Management the Supervisory Board discussed the performance of the Board of Management. It also discussed the performance of the Supervisory Board, the chairman of the Supervisory Board, the three committees and the individual members of the Supervisory Board as compared to the Profile. This evaluation was conducted by means of a questionnaire as well as through collective and bilateral discussions between the members of the Supervisory Board, the chairman of the Supervisory Board and the chairman of the Board of Management. In its opinion the Supervisory Board is functioning well.
The Supervisory Board wishes to thank the employees and the Board of Management of Boskalis for the great efforts they have shown in 2015. The Board compliments them on the accomplished good results.
Papendrecht / Sliedrecht, 8 March 2016
Mr. J.M. Hessels, chairman Mr.
H.J. Hazewinkel, deputy chairman
Mr. M. Niggebrugge
Mr. J. van der Veer
Mr. J.N. van Wiechen
Mr. C. van Woudenberg