With a high level of performance in all our activities and honest, open and responsible conduct, we strengthen the trust placed in us by our customers, business partners and shareholders.
We foster an open, honest and transparent corporate culture and communication. Since our foundation, our vision and mission have been shaped by the interests of our customers, employees and shareholders, as well as by the legitimate interests of authorities, society and the environment. We pursue sustainable corporate development, which also includes the ability to constantly adapt to the environment and to be open to change and adaptation. At the same time, we respect the different regional cultural and social rules in accordance with the applicable legislation.
Our Code of Conduct sets out the framework for ethical behaviour in our company. We are committed to treating employees, customers and business partners honestly, fairly and with respect. We refrain from any kind of discrimination and harassment and other inappropriate behaviour in the working environment such as corruption and unfair competition. We are committed to health and well-being, respect and integrity, openness and responsible behaviour in our daily actions and decisions in the company. The Code of Conduct is an integral part of the employment contract and regular training is provided. All employees are responsible for complying with the applicable legislation and consistently implementing our principles and values.
The Ypsomed Group's rules and regulations on Corporate Governance are defined in the Articles of Association, in the Organizational Policy of Ypsomed Holding AG and in the Code of Conduct of the Ypsomed Group and correspond to the Corporate Governance Directive of September 1, 2014, issued by the SIX Swiss Exchange.
There were 5 891 shareholders owning shares registered in the Share Register on 31 March 2021 (previous year: 6 238 shareholders). Of these shareholders, some 95 % report Switzerland as their place of residence. The distribution of shareholdings is as follows:
|Number of shareholders
as of 31 March 2021
|Number of shareholders
as of 31 March 2020
|1 – 100||3 447||3 580|
|101 – 1 000||2229||2 424|
|1 001 – 10 000||186||204|
|10 001 – 100 000||23||25|
|more than 100 000||6||5|
Significant shareholders and significant shareholder Groups
The Michel family shareholder group, set up for the purposes of holding shares in family ownership, comprises Willy Michel, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ypsomed Holding AG, who holds shares both directly and indirectly, via the Techpharma Management AG, which he controls, and his children Simon Michel, CEO of Ypsomed Holding AG and the Ypsomed Group, Serge Michel and Lavinia Camilla Nussio, who each hold shares directly. As at 31 March 2021, the “Michel family” shareholder group holds a combined total of 9 310 322 (previous year: 9 475 254) registered shares in Ypsomed Holding AG, which represents 73.6 % (previous year: 74.9 %) of all the shares in the company.
There are no other known significant shareholders or significant shareholder groups. No shareholder agreements have been disclosed.
In the reporting year, there were no disclosure notifications. The disclosure notifications published pursuant to Art. 120 ff. of the Finance Market Infrastructure Act can be accessed at the website of SIX Swiss Exchange via the following link: www.ser-ag.com.
See also on the homepage of SIX Swiss Exchange: Management transactions