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Corporate governance report 2016

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 148 companies with operations in more than 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. The Code is published on the website of the Swedish Corporate Governance Board, which administrates the Code: www.corporategovernanceboard.se.

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 2016. There has been no infringement by Electrolux of applicable stock exchange rules and no breach of good practice on the securities market reported by the disciplinary committee of Nasdaq Stockholm or the Swedish Securities Council in 2016.

Highlights 2016

  • Re-election of Ronnie Leten as Chairman of the Board and election of Ulla Litzén, David Porter and Jonas Samuelson as new Board members.
  • Performance-based, long-term incentive program for senior management.
  • Continued focus on global ethics ­program and Group framework for human rights. 

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.

Electrolux is a global leader in household appliances and appliances for professional use, selling more than 60 million products to customers in more than 150 markets every year. The company makes thoughtfully designed, innovative solutions based on extensive consumer research, meeting the desires of today’s consumers and professionals. Electrolux products include refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, cookers, air-conditioners and small appliances such as vacuum cleaners, all sold under esteemed brands like Electrolux, AEG, Zanussi and Frigidaire. In 2016, Electrolux had sales of SEK 121 billion and about 55,000 employees.

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.