Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance

CyrusOne is committed to institutional integrity and ethics throughout our organization.  We ensure the highest standards through a number of proven controls.

Global Ethics Training

All CyrusOne employees participate in annual compliance training, including new hires which cover topics such as conflicts of interest, anti-bribery, corruption, fair dealing, political contributions and activities, antitrust and many others.

For more on our ESG efforts, see our Social Responsibility and Environmental Sustainability pages

Corporate Governance Highlights

CyrusOne’s Corporate Governance highlights include:

  • 7 out of 8 directors are independent
  • 2 of 7 independent are female/minority, including Chairman of the Board and Audit Committee Chair


Independent Oversight:

  • 7 of 8 nominees are independent
  • Independent Chairman of the Board
  • Regular executive sessions of independent directors at Board and Committee Meetings
  • Active Board oversight of the Company’s strategy and risk management, including cybersecurity and annual enterprise risk assessments


Board Composition and Diversity:

  • Focus on diversity – 25% of directors are women or ethnically diverse, including Chairman of the Board and Audit Committee Chair
  • Commitment to actively seeking out additional highly qualified women and minority candidates to include in the pool from which Board nominees are chosen
  • Annual Board and Committee self-evaluations
  • Mandatory retirement at age of 72
  • Ongoing director education