During 2020 the Audit Committee decided to formalize a new and independent Group Internal Audit. In the first quarter of 2021 a new Chief Audit Executive was recruited, and has since then built the department.
The new function is a part of the integrated assurance agenda to ensure that the Securitas operational model is adhered to. The risk-based audit plan is updated on a continuous basis, and adjusted throughout the year to best fit a changing operational risk landscape. The audit reports, including the findings and action plans for improvement, are reported to the operational management, Group Management and to the Board of Directors through the Audit Committee.