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Corporate governance report 2014

Electrolux is a global leader in home appliances, based on deep consumer insight and developed in close collaboration with professional users. The company offers thoughtfully designed, innovative solutions for households and businesses, with products such as refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, cookers, vacuum cleaners, air-conditioners and small domestic appliances. Under esteemed brands including Electrolux, AEG, Zanussi,­ Frigidaire and Electrolux Grand Cuisine, the Group sells more than 50 million products to customers in more than 150 countries every year. In 2014 Electrolux had sales of SEK 112 billion and 60,000 employees.

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 andtransparent internal and external reporting. 

The Electrolux Group is comprised of 154 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 Stockholm. 

The governance of Electrolux is based on the Swedish ­Companies Act, the rule book for issuers at Nasdaq Stockholm 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 2014.

Highlights 2014

  • Election of Ronnie Leten as new Chairman of the Board and Petra Hedengran as new Board member.
  • Re-election of PricewaterhouseCoopers AB as auditor.
  • Performance-based, long-term incentive program for senior management.
  • Update of Electrolux Workplace Code of Conduct.
  • Continued focus on global ethics ­program, encompassing both training and a whistleblowing system. 

Governance structure


Major external regulations

  • Swedish Companies Act.
  • Rule book for issuers at Nasdaq Stockholm.
  • 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.