APG subscribes to the indisputable importance of good governance, of making choices that are in the best interest of all our stakeholders, and of transparent thought processes and actions. In this respect, we always stay true to our vision and mission. We realize fully that this is what stakeholders expect from us. Our stakeholders are pension funds, employers, members, and beneficiaries. We, therefore, abide by the rules of good and responsible governance from the Dutch Corporate Governance Code as much as possible. We render account on our performance in this respect, as well as on our supervisory work to ensure compliance with this Code.
And we do all of this because we want to: we are under no obligation to adhere to the Corporate Governance Code, because APG is not a listed company. But we adhere to it nonetheless, because having a solid and transparent system of checks and balances is important when it comes to garnering confidence in organizations that operate in the financial industry. APG considers clarity and openness in supervision and accountability (see also the documents below) to be the cornerstones of good governance and business practices.