As an insurance company, we are in the business of managing risk. Our approach to corporate governance is an important part of who we are and how we conduct ourselves every day, helping us mitigate and manage risks by providing clear lines of oversight and responsibility for management and the board. We review and evolve corporate governance regularly.
Our board sets high standards for our employees, officers and directors. Our corporate governance policies align with and comply with the rules of the SEC, the listing standards of the NYSE, Swiss law and corporate best practices.
We have adopted Organizational Regulations, Corporate Governance Guidelines and Categorical Standards for Director Independence covering topics such as executive sessions of the board of directors, director qualification and independence standards, board leadership, director responsibilities and procedures, director equity ownership guidelines, management evaluation and succession, and board self-evaluations. These materials, along with other notable governance documents, including the board-adopted Code of Conduct and our board committee charters, are available here.
We also recognize the value in maintaining open lines of communication with our shareholders and other stakeholders and consequently we consider our robust shareholder outreach program to be a vital governance tool. We regularly engage with our investors and stakeholders around the world, providing ample opportunity to understand and thoughtfully consider their key issues and concerns. Feedback from our shareholders and other stakeholders helps us understand how they view us, set goals and expectations for our performance, and identify emerging issues that may affect our strategies, corporate governance, compensation practices or other aspects of our operations and citizenship (ESG) efforts.
Certain notable and key corporate governance activities, policies and principles are set out below.
Board independence and governance
Other key governance and executive compensation policies and practices