Corporate Governance

Code of Business Conduct & Ethics

Cerus is committed to maintaining the highest standards of business conduct and ethics. Our Code reflects the business practices and principles of behavior that support this commitment.

Every employee, officer and director is expected to read and understand the Code and its applicaton to the performance of his or her business responsibilities.

 Code of Business Conduct & Ethics

Charter of the Nominating Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors

This charter describes the operating principles, processes, and responsbilities of the nominating and corporate governance committee of Cerus' board of directors. This committee oversees all aspects of the company's corporate governance functions, including identification, review, and recommendation of candidates to serve as directors.

 Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee Charter

Compensation Committee Charter

This charter describes the composition, authority, and responsibilities of the compensation committee of Cerus' board of directors. This committee develops and approves compensation policies, including executive compensation, stock option plans, bonus plans, and other similar programs.

 Cerus Compensation Committee Charter

Audit Committee Charter 

This charter describes the purpose, composition, authority, and responsibilities of the audit committee of Cerus' board of directors. This committee guides the board of directors in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities with respect to corporate accounting and reporting practices.

 Cerus Audit Committee Charter

Contacting the Audit Committee

Employees, shareholders or third parties may communicate directly with the Cerus Audit Committee using the following address:

Audit Committee Chairman
c/o Cerus Corporation
2550 Stanwell Drive
Concord, CA 94520

Director Resignation Policy

With respect to director elections, it is the policy of Cerus that any nominee for director in an uncontested election who receives a greater number of votes “withheld” from his or her election than votes “for” such election shall submit his or her offer of resignation for consideration by the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.  The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee shall consider all of the relevant facts and circumstances and recommend to the Board the action to be taken with respect to such offer of resignation. The Board will then act on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee’s recommendation. Promptly following the Board’s decision, Cerus will disclose that decision and an explanation of such decision in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission or a press release.

Conflict Minerals

Cerus is committed to improving its diligence efforts and increasing transparency in our supply chain in order to work toward a conflict free supply chain.  This Conflict Minerals Report is for the reporting period January 1 to December 31, 2016



  • Global Headquarters

  • 2550 Stanwell Drive
    Concord, CA US 94520
    +1 925.288.6000
  • European Headquarters

  • Stationsstraat 79-D
    3811 MH Amersfoort, Netherlands
    +31 (0) 33 49 60 600