Board committees

The Board of Directors has three committees: the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee, and HR Committee. The Board of Directors appoints the chairman and members for each committee from among its members.

These committees assist the Board of Directors by preparing and drawing up proposals and recommendations for the Board's consideration. The Board of Directors has approved the rules of procedure governing these committees.

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee monitors and supervises Lemminkäinen's financial statements and financial reporting processes and the statutory audit of the consolidated and parent company's Financial Statements. The Committee monitors the adequacy and effectiveness of the Group's risk management, internal control and internal auditing. It also handles the section of the Group's Corporate Governance Statement that describes the main features of the internal control and risk management systems associated with the financial reporting process.

The Audit Committee deals with reports and plans prepared by the internal audit unit. It also assesses the independence of the statutory auditor or firm of authorised public accountants and, in particular, the provision of ancillary services to the audited firm. The Audit Committee evaluates potential auditors and submits a proposal for the Board of Directors' consideration.

The Audit Committee meets at least four times per annum. It comprises a Chairman and at least two members appointed by the Board of Directors. The company's auditor, Internal Auditor and management representatives are also invited to the meetings. Members of the Audit Committee must be independent of the company, and at least one member must also be independent of the company's major shareholders. All members must be competent in the Audit Committee's task domain, and at least one member must have expertise in accountancy, bookkeeping or auditing in particular.

Heikki Räty acts as the Chairman of the Audit Committee, with Juhani Mäkinen and Kristina Pentti-von Walzel serving as members.

Nomination Committee

The Nomination Committee makes preparations for the AGM by drawing up a list of proposed nominees for the Board of Directors and making a recommendation on their remuneration.

The Nomination Committee meets at least once per annum. It consists of Chairman and two to four members appointed by the Board of Directors. The majority of the members of the Nomination Committee must be independent of the company. The President and CEO and other members of the company's management may not be members of the Committee.

Berndt Brunow acts as the Chairman of the Nomination Committee, with Noora Forstén, Heppu Pentti and Kristina Pentti-von Walzel serving as members.

HR Committee

The HR Committee handles matters relating to senior management's salaries and incentives, as well as other key terms and conditions of their service agreements. The Committee also deals with Group-level remuneration, incentive and retention schemes as well as other HR issues.

The HR Committee meets at least once per annum. It consists of Chairman and two to four members appointed by the Board of Directors. The majority of the members of the HR Committee must be independent of the company. The President and CEO and other members of the company's management may not be members of the Committee.

Berndt Brunow acts as the Chairman of the HR Committee, with Noora Forstén and Heppu Pentti serving as members.


Updated 29 March 2017