The Stichting Eumedion officially started on January 1, 2006. Eumedion is a non-profit organisation and is the successor to the Stichting Corporate Governance Onderzoek voor Pensioenfondsen (Foundation for Corporate Governance Research for Pension Funds).
SCGOP was founded in 1998 to offer pension fund support to improve the corporate governance level of Dutch listed companies. The report of the first Dutch corporate governance committee, also known as the Peters Commission, was the guide for that effort. At the end of 2003, the Dutch Corporate Governance Code (code-Tababksblat) was launched. That was a new step to improving corporate governance in the Netherlands.
Since 2009, Eumedion has expanded its activities to sustainability issues in relation to corporate governance. Eumedion monitors listed companies on their ESG-performance and looks at risk management, remuneration, transparency and reporting.