As a leading player in the listed real estate sector, transparent, ethical and sound management are of the greatest importance to Aedifica. That is why we pursue a business culture that is characterised by honesty and integrity, a sense of responsibility, strict ethics and compliance with the statutory rules and corporate governance standards. Good corporate governance ensures that our processes, procedures and policies are implemented according to the principles of transparency and accountability. We will continue to pay special attention to all corporate governance developments.
Aedifica applies the Corporate Governance Code published by the Belgian Corporate Governance committee on 9 May 2019 (‘Governance Code 2020’, available at www.corporategovernancecommittee.be).
Aedifica set out a Corporate Governance Charter to describe the set of rules, procedures and practices defining the way in which our company is managed and controlled. It details the roles and responsibilities of our Board of Directors and Executive Management. The Charter was last amended on 28 July 2022.
The Coordinated Articles of Association include, among other things, provisions on the nature of the company, its capital, the number of Directors and auditors, and the Annual General Meeting. The Coordinated Articles of Association were last amended on 28 July 2022.
Aedifica has implemented a high-performance internal control and risk management system. More information on this topic is available in Aedifica’s Annual Financial Report.
A competent team of 12 Directors stands at the helm of Aedifica. Together they form our Board of Directors.
Aedifica’s special attention to diversity is reflected in the composition of our Board of Directors. The Board has a gender diversity ratio of 42%, which significantly exceeds the threshold of one third set by law. Gender is not the only aspect of diversity considered by Aedifica, we also apply diversity requirements regarding age and professional background, which is reflected in the appointment of members of different ages, who have complementary career paths, professional experience and skills.
Within the Board of Directors, three specialized committees have been established: the Audit Committee, the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and the Investment Committee. They are meant to assist and provide guidance to the Board of Directors in their respective domains. These committees are consultative bodies and have no decision power. They report to the Board of Directors, which takes the decisions.
At Aedifica, we care about sustainability and human rights and we make every effort to combat corruption and other improprieties. That is why we prepared a set of policies for our staff and suppliers to make sure our core values are maintained and developed throughout all our operations. Aedifica’s policies are available below.
Consideration for the environment is a natural and integral aspect of Aedifica’s business. Aedifica commits to contribute towards a culture of environmental awareness within the company and with our stakeholders.
Aedifica’s code of conduct offers an ethical framework and guidelines on how to deal with conflicts of interests, inside information, insider trading, corruption, etc.
We are committed to the highest standards of business and ethical behaviour and consider
respect for human rights in the broadest sense fundamental in conducting our business. This policy outlines our approach to respecting
human rights across our operations.
At Aedifica, we believe that good ethics and a strong commitment to corporate social responsibility and sustainable business practices is essential. This charter for responsible supplier relations constitutes a common frame of reference for Aedifica and its suppliers and contains reciprocal engagements to each other.
Aedifica pursues a business culture that is characterised by honesty, integrity and strict ethics. We provide for an internal procedure for reporting actual or potential infringements of statutory rules, the corporate governance charter and the code of conduct.
We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy sets out the basis on which any information that you provide to us, will be processed.
Since 6 July 2022, the total number of Aedifica shares amounts to 39,855,243 (the denominator). All shares are fully paid-up and without nominal value and each share entitles to one voting right at the General Meeting. There are no preferred shares. The company’s capital amounts to €1,051,391,535.73.
Transparency is key for listed companies, also when it comes to voting power ratios. Whenever a shareholder crosses the threshold of 5% of the voting rights in a company, he needs to inform that company about his stake in the form of a ‘transparency notification’ (in accordance with the Act of 2 May 2007 on the disclosure of major holdings). Upon the reception of a transparency notification, the company issues a press release and publishes the notification on its website. The transparency notifications that Aedifica received over the past five years are available below.
Please send your transparency notification to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|# of voting rights||Date of the notification||% of the total number of voting rights|
|BlackRock, Inc.||2,157,313||22 September 2022||5.41%|
‘Transactions’ refer to all restructurings within the Aedifica group. They include corporate mergers, contributions in kind, capital increases and tender offers. All regulatory documents related to these transactions are available below.
In January 2020, Aedifica and Hoivatilat, a Finnish healthcare real estate developer and investor, joined their forces in the Nordics, upon completion of Aedifica’s voluntary public cash tender offer on all the issued and outstanding shares in Hoivatilat.
Hoivatilat is an attractive partner to enter the Northern European healthcare real estate market with a high-quality, purpose-built portfolio, a substantial pipeline of development projects and a very experienced management team. The company has a build-and-hold strategy and develops itself the care buildings that are rented out. This transaction offers an excellent opportunity for Hoivatilat to continue its growth strategy, both in Finland and in the other countries of Northern Europe.
Tammikuussa 2020 Aedifica ja suomalainen hoivakiinteistöjen kehittämiseen ja omistamiseen erikoistunut Hoivatilat yhdistivät voimansa. Tämä oli seurausta Aedifcan tekemästä julkisesta käteisostotarjouksesta, joka koski kaikkia Hoivatilojen liikkeelle laskettuja osakkeita.
Korkealaatuisella ja käyttötarkoitukseen räätälöidyllä portfoliollaan, laajoilla kehitteillä ja aloitusvaiheessa olevilla hankkeillaan ja kokeneen johdon ansiosta Hoivatilat on houkutteleva kumppani, jonka kanssa laajentua Pohjoismaisille terveydenhuollon kiinteistömarkkinoille. Hoivatiloilla on rakenna-ja-pidä -strategia, jossa se kehittää itse vuokrattavat hoivan kiinteistöt. Tämä yritysjärjestely tarjoaa Hoivatiloille erinomaisen mahdollisuuden toteuttaa kasvustrategiaansa sekä Suomessa, että muissa Pohjois-Euroopan maissa.
Do you want to pay us a visit at the office? The coffee is ready, you are more than welcome.
We have made sure that you can easily get to our head office in Brussels by public transport: you can reach us by train, metro, bus and bicycle.
If you come by train, you can get off at the station of Brussels-Luxemburg or Brussels-Central. From there you can easily continue on foot to rue Belliard 40. If you come by international train, you get off at Brussels-South station and take metro line 2 or 6 to Trône/Troon or Arts-Loi/Kunst-Wet.
If you come by metro, you can take line 1 or 5 to Arts-Loi/Kunst-Wet or Maelbeek/Maalbeek, or you can take line 2 or 6 to Trône/Troon or Arts-Loi/Kunst-Wet.
If you come by bus, you can take line 21, 27 and 64 to Trêves/Trier, or line 27, 34, 38, 64, 80 and 95 to Science/Wetenschap.
If you take a villo! sharing bike, you can easily park your bike in the Charlemagne/Karel De Grote bike station right in front of our office.
Of course, you can also reach us by car, but we encourage you to consider the environment and use public transport or other eco-friendly transportation options.