Responsibilities and Work Procedures
The Board of Directors responsibilities and work procedures are defined in accordance to the Swedish Companies Act, Securitas’ Articles of Association as well as the Swedish Code for Corporate Governance.
Board of Directors
According to the Articles of Association, the Board of Directors should have between five and ten Board members elected by the Annual General Meeting, with no more than two Deputy Directors. The Directors and Deputy Directors are elected by the Annual General Meeting for the period up to and including the first Annual General Meeting to be held in the year after the Director or Deputy Director was elected. Securitas' Board of Directors has eight members elected by the Annual General Meeting, three employee representatives and one deputy employee representative.
The Annual General Meeting 2017 re-elected Fredrik Cappelen, Carl Douglas, Marie Ehrling, Alf Göransson, Sofia Schörling Högberg and Anders Böös. Further, the Annual General Meeting elected Ingrid Bonde, John Brandon and Dick Seger as new members of the Board of Directors. The Annual General Meeting elected Marie Ehrling as Chairman of the Board and Carl Douglas as Vice Chairman. Mikael Ekdahl, attorney-at-law, is the secretary of the Board.
The Responsibilities of the Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is responsible for the organization and administration of the company and the Group in accordance with the Swedish Companies Act and also appoints the President and CEO, the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee. In addition, the Board of Directors determines the President and CEO's salary and other remuneration. The Board meets a minimum of six times annually. The Board of Directors of Securitas AB has approved a number of policies that apply to governance.
The Board ensures the quality of financial reporting through Group Policies, procedures and frameworks, clear structures with defined responsibilities and through documented delegation of authority. The board has formed a Remuneration Committee and an Audit Committee.
The work of the Board of Directors
The activities of the Board of Directors and the division of responsibility between the Board and Group Management are governed by formal procedures documented in a written instruction, which is adopted by the Board each year after the Annual General Meeting. According to these procedures, the Board should determine, among other things, the Group's overall strategy, corporate acquisitions and property investments above a certain level, and establish a framework for the Group's operations through
the Group's business plan. The Board also plays an important role in the ongoing process of identifying and evaluating significant risks faced by the Group.
The procedures include a work instruction for the President and CEO, as well as instructions for financial reporting. The procedures also prescribe that an annual evaluation of the work of the Board of Directors should be carried out. On a yearly basis, all Board members submit their answers to a questionnaire issued by the Nomination Committee about the quality of the work in the Board. Based on this report, an evaluation is made in the Board and in the Nomination Committee.