Stora Enso has a separate internal audit organisation. The role of Internal Audit is to provide independent, objective assurance and consulting services that add value and improve the Group’s operations. Internal Audit helps the Group to accomplish its objectives by providing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of internal control, risk management and governance processes.
To ensure the independence of the Internal Audit department, its personnel report to the head of Internal Audit, who reports functionally to the Financial and Audit Committee and CEO, and administratively to the CFO. The head of Internal Audit is appointed by the CEO. The CEO shall seek approval of the appointment from the Financial and Audit Committee.
Internal Audit conducts regular audits at mills, subsidiaries and other Company units, implementing an annual audit plan approved by the Financial and Audit Committee, including any special tasks or projects requested by management and the Financial and Audit Committee.
The AGM annually elects one auditor for Stora Enso. The Financial and Audit Committee monitors the auditor selection process and gives its recommendation as to who should serve as auditor to the Board and to the shareholders at the AGM. The auditor shall be an authorised public accounting firm, which appoints the responsible auditor.
In 2017 the Company will conduct a statutory audit tender process with view of the proposal to be made to the AGM in 2018 regarding the auditor election as the current auditor of the Company has served since 2008.
The AGM in 2017 approved the proposal that the current auditor Authorised Public Accountants Deloitte & Touche Oy shall be re-elected auditor of the Company until the end of the following AGM. The AGM approved a proposal that remuneration for the auditor shall be paid according to invoice approved by Financial and Audit Committee.
Remuneration in 2016