Culture, Responsibilities and Governance
Building a transformational and enduring business for the mutual benefit of customers, team members, long-term investors and society.
The Culture that Unites Us
Despite our strategic choice to operate via decentralized, autonomous businesses, we seek to be united by some shared mindsets. Our businesses and central teams have great freedom in bringing these mindsets to life, they are nevertheless a strong and recognizable part of each business’ culture.
The shared Cimpress mindsets:
- Customer Focused
- Long Term
- Passionate About Making a Difference
RESPONSIBILITIES ACROSS CIMPRESS
Cimpress team members also have a few shared responsibilities:
- Develop and meet centrally approved, business-specific strategies and financial plans
- Be part of the Cimpress-wide team
- Fulfill our compliance requirements
- Be socially responsible
As a Dutch company, Cimpress has a two-tier board structure: our supervisory board and our management board. Members of both boards are expected to act properly in the interest of the company and its stakeholders: customers, team members, society and investors. In doing so, each board should act in accordance with the requirements of reasonableness and fairness (redelijkheid en billijkheid) towards all involved in the company.
The Supervisory Board’s principal responsibility is to oversee the management of the company and its subsidiaries and, in so doing, serve the best interests of the Company and its business.
The principal responsibility of the Management Board is to manage Cimpress, which means, among other things, that it is responsible for implementing the company’s aims and strategy, managing the associated risk profile, operating the business on a day-to-day basis and addressing corporate social responsibility issues.
An independent foundation, Stichting Continuïteit Cimpress, exists to safeguard the interests of Cimpress N.V. and its stakeholders and to assist in maintaining Cimpress’ continuity and independence. To this end, Cimpress has granted to the foundation a call option pursuant to which Stichting Continuïteit Cimpress may acquire a number of preferred shares equal to the same number of ordinary shares then outstanding, which is designed to provide a protective measure against unsolicited take-over bids for Cimpress and other hostile threats.
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