Corporate governance

This page contains information regarding the system of checks and balances which ensures controlled, coherent, and balanced administration within Wageningen UR. This page also contains an explanation of how the organisation guarantees integrity and the possibilities for employees and students to report suspected unethical and/or inappropriate behaviour.

Structure of the Wageningen UR Corporate Governance Code

This document lays out the main aspects of the Wageningen UR administrative structure as it is recorded in the Wageningen UR Corporate Governance Code. This lists the responsibilities and authority of supervisors and executives.

Scientific integrity

Integrity is the mainstay of scientific research and an essential precondition for maintaining tenability and credibility.The results of a scientific study should be weighed and evaluated in a social context by the scientific community and the outside world. The manner in which results were arrived at may not give rise to discussion. More information about the policy and regulations regarding scientific integrity can be found on the website

Positioning of Wageningen UR research

Explanation of the positioning, quality assurance and financing of research carried out by Wageningen UR.

Integrity Code

The Wageningen University & Research Integrity Code formulates the starting points for desirable behaviour for everyone who works within, studies at, and/or represents Wageningen UR.

CSR Statement of Intent

Wageningen UR is well aware that its research and education have a huge impact on society, the economy and the environment. That is the reason it is setting up a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programme in 2014. This Statement of Intent on Corporate Social Responsibility represents the first step in this process.

Guidelines Multicultural Settings

With its large number of international students and employees, Wageningen UR has a strong international focus. This appendix to the Integrity Code contains guidelines regarding social conduct, being aware of the various nationalities and national backgrounds of all employees, guest employees, and students.

Whistle-blowers regulations WUR

The Whistle-Blower’s Regulations Wageningen UR describe the procedure to be followed in the case of a report or possible report of abuse or suspected abuse. The regulations explain in which cases employees of Wageningen UR can make use of this procedure.

Regulations complaints procedure undesirable behaviour Wageningen UR (PDF, 66 kb)

Wageningen UR maintains the position that employees and students should approach each other respectfully and with integrity and that they should be able to work and/or study in a socially safe environment. The Regulations Complaints Procedure undesirable behaviour Wageningen UR explains how to report any complaints regarding undesirable social behaviour within Wageningen UR.

Action Plan for Gender Balance

Diversity and female talent is known to increase organisational performance. Since 2013 Wageningen UR actively strives to increase the number of women in top positions by implementing the Action Plan for Gender Balance.