Good governance matters because it provides the structure for all we do.

We support the principles and provisions of corporate governance contained in the UK Corporate Governance Code 2014 (the UK Code) and the Dutch Corporate Governance Code (the Dutch Code).

RELX PLC, which has its primary listing on the London Stock Exchange, and RELX NV, which has its primary listing on the Euronext Amsterdam, have complied throughout 2015 with the UK Code. RELX NV, subject to limited exceptions as explained in the RELX NV Corporate Governance Statement, has applied the best practice provisions of the Dutch Code. RELX PLC and RELX NV have implemented standards of corporate governance and disclosure policies applicable to companies listed on the stock exchanges of the UK, the Netherlands and the US. The effect is that a standard applying to one will also be observed, where not in conflict, by the other. Information and documents detailing our governance procedures are available to stakeholders online at

The RELX Group consolidated financial statements and the financial statements of the two parent companies, RELX PLC and RELX NV, are prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards. Read more about the Group’s corporate structure.

We include a Strategic Report as an integral part of our Annual Report, incorporating information on CR and forward-looking statements on the outlook for the Group and key business risks.