Report of the Supervisory Board
NS can look back on a successful 2019. Our operational performance is up to standard, so we can look forward to the future with considerable confidence.
Remuneration of Executive Board members
The key objective of the NS remuneration policy is that it should enable the Supervisory Board to attract and retain well-qualified members for the Executive Board.
NV Nederlandse Spoorwegen is a public limited company under Dutch law. Its registered offices are in Utrecht. NV Nederlandse Spoorwegen is the holding company of NS Groep NV.
Risk management is all about deliberately tackling uncertainties that could impede the achievement of the strategic objectives.
As part of the planning and control cycle, the Executive Board has determined the principal group risks based in part on the risks that have been identified within the business units.
Risk 1: Safety
The risk that NS fails to take sufficient measures in the Netherlands to prevent safety incidents, or fails to properly fulfil its duty of care if a serious safety incident occurs involving passengers, employees and/or the locality due to
Risk 2: Non-compliance
The risk that NS fails to comply with laws and regulations or that NS violates (internal) norms and values, which may result in disadvantages for passengers, staff or other stakeholders, reputational damage, financial losses or sanctions imposed by
Risk 3: HSL service
The risk that the performance delivered falls short of the agreed level due to lack of capacity, the complexity of HSL South and/or an inability to implement the measures taken.
Risk 4: Infrastructure capacity
The risk that NS is unable to implement the desired timetable (including future extensions) in a robust, punctual and cost-effective manner due to limited infrastructure capacity.