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Unilever is a consumer goods manufacturing group based in the United Kingdom. Co. is engaged in supplying consumer goods in the refreshments, foods, home and personal product categories. Co. supplies its consumers product for nutrition, hygiene and personal care and is active in emerging markets in Asia, Africa, Central & Eastern Europe and Latin America. Co.'s portfolio includes such well-known brands as Knorr, Lipton, Hellmann's, Magnum, Omo, Dove, Lux and Axe/Lynx. Co. manages its brands under the following four category headings: savoury, dressings and spreads; ice cream and beverages; personal care; and home care. Co.'s products are sold in over 190 countries around the world.
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Item 4a: The remuneration system for the Management Board has not yet been put to shareholder approval. We urge the Company to submit the remuneration system to shareholder approval at the next AGM. In line with our guidelines we recommend to oppose the discharge of the Chairman of the Supervisory Board's Chairman's Committee in financial year 2018/2019, Michael Sen. Item 6: We recommend to oppose the election of Dr. Roland Busch to the Supervisory Board due to our concerns over the insufficient independent representation on the Board. Item 7: We recommend to oppose the proposed amendment of...
General: Supervisory Board member Prof. Dr. Edgar Ernst is a member of the Advisory Committee of DSW, the local partner of ECGS. This report has been prepared using standard ECGS guidelines. Item 4.17: We recommend to oppose the discharge of Supervisory Board member Carmen Riu Güell due to her insufficient attendance at Supervisory Board and committee meetings during her term of office in financial year 2018/2019. Items 8.1, 8.3 and 8.4: We recommend to oppose the election of Vladimir Lukin to the Supervisory Board due to our concerns over the insufficient independent representation on the B...
Cette année note la fin du mandat de Directeur Général d'Olivier Brémond qui a été remplacé par Yann Callière. De ce fait, des mouvements ont eu lieu au sein du conseil d'administration. Proxinvest soutiendra les deux cooptations et le renouvellement d'Amélie Blanckaert, mais Proxinvest recommandera de s'opposer au renouvellement d'Alma Brémond du fait de l'absence d'une majorité de membres indépendants. Concernant les rémunérations, Proxinvest ne soutiendra aucun des résolutions présentées du fait du manque de transparence et des montants excessifs. Enfin, les modifications liées aux action...
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