Declaration of Compliance

Declaration of the Managing Board and Supervisory Board of HUGO BOSS AG pursuant to section 161 AktG (German Stock Corporation Act)

HUGO BOSS AG, Metzingen, Securities ID A1PHFF, International Securities ID DE000A1PHFF7

The Managing Board and Supervisory Board of HUGO BOSS AG herewith declare pursuant to section 161 para. 1 sentence 1 AktG (German Stock Corporation Act) that since the Compliance Declaration of February 2023, the recommendations of the Government Commission “German Corporate Governance Code” in the version of April 28, 2022 – published in the Federal Gazette on June 27, 2022 – ("GCGC 2022") have been and will be complied with except for:

  • The reporting in the management report and the Group management report of HUGO BOSS AG for the financial year 2022 is based on the legal requirements of Section 289 (4) and Section 315 (4) of the German Commercial Code (HGB) and contains detailed information on the accounting-related internal control system and the risk management system. Due to the requirements of GCGC 2022 regarding appropriateness and effectiveness, which were unclear at the time of preparation and went beyond the statutory provisions, HUGO BOSS AG declared a deviation from recommendation A.5 of GCGC 2022 in February 2023 as a precautionary measure. This deviation continues to apply to the management report and Group management report for the 2022 financial year. The management report and the Group management report of HUGO BOSS AG for the financial year 2023 will comply with the recommendation in A.5 GCGC 2022.


  • Deviating from the recommendation in G.11 sentence 2 GCGC 2022, the currently existing employment contracts with the members of the Managing Board in part do not provide for the possibility to withhold or reclaim variable compensation in justified cases. The compensation system approved by the Annual Shareholders Meeting on May 11, 2021 provides for this possibility. The corresponding adjustment of the employment contracts will be made at the latest in the context of the extension of an existing contract or in the case of a new appointment, so that the recommendation will be complied with from that point on.

Metzingen, December 2023

Past Declarations of Compliance

Further information


With its 2025 growth strategy "CLAIM 5", HUGO BOSS is fully committed to strongly accelerate top-line growth, claim its position in the consumers’ minds, and win market share for its strong brands BOSS and HUGO.

Corporate governance

Listed stock corporations are obligated to provide a corporate governance statement in accordance with § 289a of the German Commercial Code (HGB). In addition to the Declaration of Compliance, this includes information on corporate governance practices and a description of the work method of the Managing Board and Supervisory Board.


Here, you can find information about the compensation of the Managing Board and Supervisory Board as published in the Annual Report of the prior fiscal year.

Risk Management

HUGO BOSS views the responsible handling of risks as an important part of good corporate governance. This enables risks to be detected and assessed at an early stage and risk positions to be controlled through corresponding measures.

Data Protection

For HUGO BOSS protecting personal data is more than just a legal obligation. We handle personal data from customers, employees, business partners, shareholders and investors responsibly and in a transparent manner. For us this is the basis for every trustful collaboration.

Information Security

In times of digitalization, information security is an important part of the HUGO BOSS group strategy. Protecting our digital business processes is crucial for our success.

Tax Strategy

HUGO BOSS management knows that paying taxes plays an important role in the global economic and social relationships of the company. In addition to compliance with tax regulations, adequate risk management is also obligatory.

Articles of Association & Bylaws

Here, you can download the Articles of Association and the Bylaws of the Managing and Supervisory Boards of HUGO BOSS AG as PDF files.