Corporate Governance

Corporate governance means responsible, transparent management of a company which aims at adding value sustainably. International standards that take the interests of shareholders particularly into account have been developed in the German Corporate Governance Code. In order to support the confidence of international and national investors, customers, employees and the public in the management and control of German public limited companies, the government requires the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board of all listed companies to issue an annual statement about the extent to which the recommendations made in the German Corporate Governance Code have been observed.



HHLA regards corporate governance as a central requirement of responsible and value-oriented management. This has always represented a high priority at HHLA. For these reasons, the HHLA Group has established standards in order to fulfil its entrepreneurial responsibility.

Declaration of Compliance

HHLA aims to conform to the German Corporate Governance Code to the greatest possible extent. The Executive and Supervisory Boards of HHLA report annually on the Company’s Corporate Governance including an explanation of any deviations from the recommendations of the Code.


An essential part of corporate governance at HHLA is compliance with statutory provisions which apply for its business activities as well as internal policies. The heart of the HHLA compliance system is the Code of Conduct which contains superior principles with respect to specific compliance topics such as business conduct in competition, avoidance of corruption and conflicts of interest and handling of confidential information.

Articles of association

Articles of association of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG.

Directors' Dealings

§ 15a of the German Securities Trading Act specifies that members of the Management Board and Supervisory Board of HHLA and other company managers must report the purchase or sale of HHLA shares. You will find a list of these directors‘ dealings here.