Hannover Re considers a properly functioning compliance structure to be an essential tool for ensuring compliance with external rules and regulations as well as requirements imposed internally by the company. Our compliance structure, which consists of compliance modules precisely tailored to the specific features of our Property & Casualty and Life & Health reinsurance business groups, facilitates optimal application. The compliance committees, which examine questions of risk transfer as well as other compliance aspects associated with the Group’s reinsurance treaties, are comprised of members from the respective business groups as well as from the areas of Legal, Finance, Accounting and Investments. The chairs report directly to the Executive Board. This structure safeguards adherence to the standards that have been set.
The compliance report for the 2016 calendar year will be submitted to the Finance and Audit Committee in March 2017. The reporting sets out the structure and diverse range of activities of Hannover Re in this regard. The findings of the separate data privacy reporting for the 2016 calendar year are also included in the compliance report. After in-depth examination of topics such as directors’ dealings, ad hoc and other disclosure requirements, the insider register, consulting agreements, data protection, international sanctions and the Group-wide whistleblower system, the report concludes that only a few circumstances have been identified which point to breaches of relevant compliance standards. After detailed exploration of these incidents, the necessary safeguards were put in place to ensure that in the future Hannover Re is in conformity with the internal and external requirements governing its business activities.