Corporate Governance Codes, Principles &
Through this website, the Institute is
making available the full texts of corporate governance codes,
principles of corporate governance and corporate governance reforms
both in Europe and elsewhere.
These documents come from various sources:
some have originated from other publicly accessible websites;
others have been submitted by their issuing institution; and many
have been sent by ECGI members and others. All contributions will
It should be noted that the ECGI does
not hold the copyright, nor can we guarantee the accuracy or completeness
of this information - see our disclaimer.
In most cases, the links allow you to
download the code from this website in pdf format. Where a document
is explicitly excluded from online distribution, ordering information
is provided. Monitoring reports and impact studies are listed
with each code or reform where they are available.
We aim to maintain the most comprehensive
and up-to-date database. If readers know of a code, principle
or corporate governance rule that cannot be accessed via this
site, and would like to make available for downloading, please
contact the Codes Editor.
How to access the codes
The full list of codes is available in the Index
of Codes. You can choose a country from the menu at the top
of the page or you can scroll down to the code you are looking
for. Click on the code name and you get details of its provenance
and how to access it.
New search facility
Alternatively, you can find the code
you are looking for using the search facility
in this codes section. Here you will be able to select codes by
their country of origin, by their title (or part thereof), by
their year of publication or by the language in which they are
New codes on the database
The database of codes is constantly changing.
New codes are added; the entries for some of those that have published
on this website are revised and we continue to search for codes
that we might have missed. Click here
for the latest batch of new or revised database entries.