Cargotec's governance and management are based on the Finnish Limited Liability Companies Act and Securities Markets Act, as well as the Company’s Articles of Association and Code of Conduct. The Cargotec class B share is listed at Nasdaq Helsinki and the Company complies with the rules and guidelines of Helsinki Stock Exchange and the Finnish Financial Supervision Authority as well as with all the recommendations of the Finnish Corporate Governance Code 2020, published by the Securities Markets Association (www.cgfinland.fi/en).
The objective of Cargotec’s internal control is to ensure that its operations are efficient and profitable, that risk management is adequate and appropriate, and that financial and other information produced is reliable. Cargotec’s internal control is based on the company’s Code of Conduct and Internal Controls Framework. With respect to the financial reporting process, these are supported by Cargotec’s policies and guidelines, as well as its internal financial reporting process and communication. Cargotec’s internal control policy, which is approved by the Board of Directors, specifies the applicable control principles, procedures and responsibilities. The company SpeakUp Line gives an opportunity to confidentially and anonymously raise concerns of possible misconduct or other matters that may not be in line with company values and policies.
Similarly to other Cargotec operations, responsibility for internal control is divided into three tiers. The line management is principally responsible for internal control. This is backed by corporate support functions, which define instructions applicable across the company and supervise risk management. Internal and external audits form the third tier, their task being to ensure that the first two tiers function effectively.
The role of Cargotec Internal Audit is an independent and objective assurance and consulting activity that is guided by a philosophy of adding value and improving the operations of Cargotec and its businesses. It helps and supports the business organisation accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes. To ensure the independence of the Internal Audit function, Head of Internal Audit reports functionally to the Audit and Risk Management Committee, and administratively to the CFO. Internal Audit develops a flexible risk based audit plan which is approved by the Audit and Risk Management Committee.