Annual Report 2013


Corporate governance

Electrolux is a global leader in household appliances and appliances for professional use, selling more than 50 million products to customers in more than 150 markets every year. The company focuses on innovations that are thoughtfully designed, based on extensive consumer insight, to meet the real needs of consumers and professionals.

Electrolux products include refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, vacuum cleaners, cookers and air-conditioners sold under esteemed brands such as Electrolux, AEG, Eureka and Frigidaire.

Electrolux aims at implementing strict norms and efficient processes to ensure that all operations create long-term value for shareholders and other stakeholders. This involves the maintenance of:

  • an efficient organizational structure,
  • systems for internal control and risk management and
  • transparent internal and external reporting.

The Electrolux Group is comprised of approximately 156 companies with operations in over 150 countries. The parent company of the Group is AB Electrolux, a public Swedish limited liability company. The company’s shares are listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm.

The governance of Electrolux is based on the Swedish Companies Act, the rule book for issuers at Nasdaq OMX and the Swedish Code of Corporate Governance (the “Code”), as well as other relevant Swedish and foreign laws and regulations. Below is Electrolux formal governance structure.

This corporate governance report has been drawn up as a part of Electrolux application of the Code. Electrolux does not report any deviations from the Code in 2013.

Governance structure

Highlights 2013

  • Election of Bert Nordberg as new Board member at the Annual General Meeting 2013.
  • Stefano Marzano left his position as Chief Design Officer in Group Management at year-end 2013.
  • Performance-based, long-term incentive program for top management.
  • Continued focus on roll-out of global ethics ­program, encompassing both training and a whistleblowing system.

Major external regulations

  • Swedish Companies Act.
  • Rule book for issuers at Nasdaq OMX.
  • Swedish Code of Corporate Governance.

Major internal regulations

  • Articles of Association.
  • Board of Directors’ working procedures.
  • Policies for information, finance, credit, accounting manual, etc.
  • Processes for internal control and risk management.
  • Electrolux Code of Ethics, Policy on Corruption and Bribery and Workplace Code of Conduct.

AB Electrolux (publ) is registered under number 556009-4178 with the Swedish Companies Registration Office. The registered office of the Board of Directors is in Stockholm, Sweden. The address of the Group headquarters is S:t Göransgatan 143, SE-105 45 Stockholm, Sweden.


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