Governance

Bühler follows international standards of corporate governance.

As a non-listed, family-owned, but economically significant company, Bühler has ­decided to give special attention to the design of its corporate governance. As a consequence, Bühler’s corporate governance goes far beyond the statutory requirements of Swiss Corporate Law and incorporates, to a great extent, the recom- mendations contained in the “Swiss Code of Best Practice for Corporate Governance” issued by economiesuisse.

Bühler’s Articles of Incorporation set material parameters of the corporate governance system. The Articles of Incorporation are complemented by Bühler’s Organi- zational Regulations, which further specify the responsibilities, competences and regulations of the governing bodies of the company.

Unless prescribed by law or the Articles of Incorporation, the management is delegated by the Board of Directors, with the power to subdelegate to the Chief Execu- tive Officer, the Executive Board and its members. Separate Charters specify the organization of the Nomination and Compensation Committee and the Audit Committee.

The Board of Directors has also issued a regulation governing the cooperation between the Board of Directors, the CEO / Executive Board and the Urs Bühler Innovation Fund.

Bühler remains a family-owned company

In 2014, Urs Bühler transferred his shares in Bühler to his three daughters Karin, Maya and Jeannine Bühler, each of whom now owns a third of the company. For the three sisters, continuity is the top priority as they want to build on the strengths and values of Bühler. They continue to maintain optimal general conditions for the company to operate in: a stable shareholder structure, a long-term orientation, steady company management which is not subject to the constraints of quarterly reporting – but nevertheless a management style pursuing business success. The three owners are organized as a family holding and have a clear and unified voice in relation to the company and within the Board of Directors.

 
                   

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