Business report

Corporate governance

Transparency is one of the key elements of good corporate governance, to which Sonova is committed.

Our shared values and beliefs of innovation, engagement and responsibility reflect the corporate governance that defines and unites us as a company across all brands and regions. Good corporate governance is essential for Sonova and we strive for high standards in this field. The meaning of “good corporate governance” is an evolving matter and we constantly monitor the latest changes to the requirements.

At Sonova, corporate governance is based upon, and structured to conform with, relevant standards and practices. The company meets its legal duties under the Swiss Code of Obligations, the SIX Swiss Exchange Directive on Information relating to Corporate Governance, and the standards defined in the Swiss Code of Best Practice for Corporate Governance. This report describes the principles of corporate governance for the Sonova Group and provides background information on the Group’s executive officers and bodies as of March 31, 2019. All relevant documents can be accessed at the corporate governance section of the Sonova website: For clarity and transparency, the compensation report is presented as a separate chapter of the annual report.

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