Audit Committee

The Audit Committee’s primary task is to support the Board of Directors in fulfilling its responsibilities in the areas of audit and internal control, accounting, financial reporting and risk management as well as to supervise the financial structure and operations of the Group and approve financial guarantees and new legal entities, delegated by the Board.

The Audit Committee is elected by the Board at the statutory Board meeting after the Annual General Meeting and until the statutory Board meeting the following year. The work of the Audit Committee is directed by the Audit Committee Charter, which is reviewed and approved annually by the Board. The Chair of the committee has the accounting competence required by the Swedish Companies Act and two of the members are independent from the Company and its main shareholder. The Audit Committee’s primary task is to support the Board of Directors in fulfilling its responsibilities in the areas of audit and internal control, accounting, financial reporting and risk management as well as to supervise the financial structure and operations of the Group and approve financial guarantees and new legal entities, delegated by the Board. The Audit Committee work further includes reviewing internal audit procedures, monitoring the external auditor, considering any inspection findings, review and monitor the independence of the external auditor, and assist the Nomination Committee in the selection of the auditor.

During the year, the committee convened five times. All members were present at these meetings. All meetings of the Audit Committee have been reported to the Board of Directors and the corresponding Minutes have been distributed to the Board.

The Audit Committee members during 2020 were Staffan Bohman, Chair, Johan Forssell, Hans Stråberg and Gunilla Berg until the AGM, when Anna Ohlsson-Leijon replaced Gunilla Berg as member of the Committee.