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More women in top positions of listed companies

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Effective date: not yet known

What changes?

Is your company listed? At least 1 in 3 members of the supervisory board (raad van commisarissen, rvc) must be female. You will need to start this transition as soon as a position on the board becomes available. You can appoint a male board member again once at least 1 in 3 members is a woman.

You must also draw up a plan to appoint more women in top managerial positions. You report each year to the Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands (Sociaal-Economische Raad, SER).

For whom?

  • Directors
  • Board members, supervisors

When?

It is expected this change in regulation will enter into force on 1 January 2022.

Please note: The effective date of this measure is not yet final. Entry into force is subject to its passing through the upper and lower houses of parliament or proclamation of the Order in Council (Algemene Maatregel van Bestuur, AMvB) or ministerial decree and publication in the Staatsblad or Staatscourant (Government Gazette, in Dutch).

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