The Board of Directors has set up two permanent committees consisting of Board members and has confirmed rules of procedure for these committees. Both committees report to the Board of Directors
The Audit Committee comprises a minimum of three Board members. The rules of procedure for and responsibilities of the Audit Committee have been established in the Charter of the Audit Committee approved by the Board of Directors.
The task of the Audit Committee is, in greater detail than it is possible for the Board as a whole, to deal with matters relating to financial reports and statements, the company's financial position, auditing work, fees paid to auditors, internal controls and compliance matters, the scope of internal and external audits, the Group’s tax position, the Group’s financial policies and other procedures for managing Group risks.
In addition, the Audit Committee prepares a recommendation to the Board of Directors concerning the election of an external auditor and auditing fees at a General Meeting. The Audit Committee met sixtimes during 2017 and the average attendance rate was 96%.
The Remuneration Committee consists of the Chairman of the Board and a minimum of two other Board members. The rules of procedure for and responsibilities of the Remuneration Committee have been established in the Remuneration Committee Charter approved by the Board of Directors.
The tasks of the Remuneration Committee are to discuss and prepare recommendations to the Board regarding new nominations in and compensation principles applicable to the Group's executive and senior management.
The Board of Directors has authorized the Remuneration Committee to determine the terms of service and benefits enjoyed by the Outokumpu Leadership Team members other than the company’s
CEO. The Remuneration Committee met four times during 2017 and the average attendance rate was 100%.
Temporary working groups
To handle specific tasks, the Board of Directors can also set up temporary working groups consisting of Board members. These working groups report to the Board of Directors. No temporary working groups were set up in 2017.
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