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 Group Internal Audit is part of the integrated assurance agenda, executing a risk based audit plan in concurrence with second line assurance functions and external audit. All noted internal audit findings, with mitigating action plans, are systematically monitoredand followed up to ensure apt risk mitigation in the operation. All executed audit assignments are reported quarterly to the Audit Committee, Group Management and Business Management. Group Internal Audit reports directly and independently to the Audit Committee.