Work of the board
The board of directors is the company’s second-highest decision making body after the general meeting. The duties of the board of directors are primarily set forth in the Swedish Companies Act, the company’s articles of association and the Code. In addition, the work of the board of directors is guided by instructions from the general meeting and the rules of procedure of the board of directors. The rules of procedure of the board of directors govern the division of work within the board of directors. The board of directors also adopts, inter alia, instructions for the committees of the board of directors, an instruction for the CEO and an instruction for the financial reporting to the board of directors.
The board of directors is responsible for the organisation and the management of the company’s matters, which, inter alia, entails a responsibility for outlining overall, long-term strategies and objectives, budgets and business plans, establishing guidelines to ensure that the operations create value in the long-term, reviewing and establishing the accounts, making decisions on issues regarding investments and sales, capital structure and distribution policy, developing and adopting material policies, ensuring that control systems exist for monitoring that policies and guidelines are followed, ensuring that there are systems for monitoring and controlling the operations and risks, significant changes in the organisation and operations, appointing the CEO and, in accordance with the guidelines adopted by the general meeting, setting remuneration and other terms of employment benefits for the CEO and other senior executives.
The chair of the board of directors is responsible for ensuring that the board of directors’ work is carried out efficiently and that the board of directors fulfils its obligations.
The board of directors meets according to an annual predetermined schedule. In addition to ordinary board meetings, board meetings may be convened where the chair of the board of directors considers it to be necessary and/or where a board member or the CEO so requests.