The task of corporate governance is to ensure the Group’s commitments to all of its stakeholders: shareholders, customers, suppliers, creditors, society and employees. It must be structured in a way that supports the company’s long-term strategy, market presence and competitiveness. Corporate governance shall be reliable, clear, simple and business-oriented. This Corporate Governance Report forms part of the Board of Directors’ Report for Essity’s 2017 Annual Report. The report has been reviewed by the company’s auditors.
Corporate governance, including remuneration
This section describes applicable regulatory rules and regulations for the Group’s corporate governance and the company’s management structure and organization. It also details the Board of Directors’ responsibilities and its work during the year. Information regarding remuneration and remuneration issues and Essity’s internal control are also included here. Essity applies the Swedish Code of Corporate Governance without any deviations (www.corporategovernanceboard.se).
Risk management, in the chapter Internal control
Essity’s processes to identify and manage risks are part of the Group’s strategy work and are pursued at a local and Group-wide level. The section dealing with risk management describes the most significant risks, and the internal rules and procedures used to eliminate or limit these risks.
Essity’s sustainability work is an integral part of the company’s business model. The company’s sustainability report forms part of the Board of Directors’ Report. The sustainability work helps reduce risk and costs, strengthen competitiveness and attract new employees and investors.