Our Governance System
At UniCredit, our corporate governance system is based on ethics and transparency. Thanks to constant dialogue with our stakeholders, we lead in terms of applying the best international corporate governance practices in order to create sustainable value for our company, customers, employees, shareholders and the countries in which we operate.
Articles of Association and Code of Ethics
At UniCredit, we constantly encourage all of our employees, external associates and business partners to pursue business objectives in accordance with the law and the principles of transparency, informed management and business ethics.
UniCredit is a public company with a free float equal to 100% of the outstanding shares. There are no controlling shareholders or shareholder agreements. The Shareholders Meeting enables an open dialogue between shareholders and management, essential for the success of a listed company.
At UniCredit, we have adopted the "traditional" management and control system at Group-level. This governance model allows for an efficient business management, while ensuring effective controls.
Our Control Systems
At UniCredit, the Internal Control System at Group-level consists of a set of rules, procedures and organisational structures with several goals: ensure that the corporate strategy is implemented, achieve effective and efficient corporate processes, protect the value of corporate assets, ensure the reliability and integrity of accounting and management data and ensure that operations comply with all the existing rules and regulations.
At UniCredit, our compensation approach has been consolidated over time, under Group governance, to comply with the latest national and international regulatory requirements. Our approach is closely connected to performance and market awareness, aligned with the strategy and shareholder interests.
The UniCredit Board of Directors has approved the Internal Dealing Procedure ("Procedure") at Group-level, addressing the reporting duties and restrictions related to certain transactions in UniCredit shares and/or debt instruments as well as other financial instruments linked to "Relevant Persons" of UniCredit and persons closely associated with them.