Hikvision (the Company) is committed to developing a sustainable corporate governance system, building an efficient governance structure, and constantly improving compliance mechanisms, in order to protect the rights and interests of the Company, customers, shareholders and other stakeholders.
Since the inception of the Company, we have been strictly following relevant laws and regulations such as the "Company Law", "Securities Law", "Code of Corporate Governance of Listed Companies", "Rules Governing the Listing of Shares on Shenzhen Stock Exchange", and "Guidelines for the Standardized Operation of Listed Companies on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange" as well as the requirements of the regulations and regulatory documents of the regulatory authorities.
We have continuously strengthened the implementation of internal control policies, improved corporate governance structure, and enhanced the value of the Company, as well as its management transparency. The Company builds its corporate governance structure under a modern enterprise institution. The General Meeting of Shareholders is set with a Board of Directors and a Board of Supervisors. Subordinate to the Board of Directors are a Strategy Committee, an Audit Committee, a Nomination Committee, and a Remuneration and Appraisal Committee – all responsible for examining specialized issues in corporate governance operations. We have set up a "3+1" corporate governance structure comprising shareholders' meeting, the board of directors, the board of supervisors, and the senior management taking into consideration the actual situation of the Company, and disclosed information in a true, accurate, complete, timely and impartial manner. We have also established and improved internal management and control system, maintained the healthy and stable development, and ensured the legitimate rights and interests of the Company and investors.
During the reporting period (from January 1 to December 31, 2020), the General Meeting reviewed 18 proposals, through both on-site voting and online voting to ensure that all shareholders, especially small and medium shareholders, are entitled to equality and could fully exercise their rights. The Board of Directors deliberated on 38 proposals, where all directors performed their duties with integrity, loyalty, diligence, professionalism and responsibility without compromising the interests of the Company and all shareholders. 24 proposals were reviewed by the Board of Supervisors, and supervisors managed to fulfill their duties and obligations diligently and conscientiously, and played their role as supervisor and inspector. The committees under the Board of Directors deliberated a total of 25 proposals and earnestly performed their due duties.