Corporate Governance Reports
From fiscal year 2020/2021 our Governance Reports are included in Sectra’s Annual Reports.
Sectra applies the Swedish Corporate Governance Code (“the Code”). Sectra’s Corporate Governance Reports are prepared in accordance with the rules and application instructions stipulated in Swedish legislation, mainly Chapter 6, Section 6 of the Annual Accounts Act, and the Code.
Sectra’s corporate governance structure is defined by external legislation, self-regulating standards and internal regulations. Management and control of the Sectra Group are divided between the shareholders, the Board of Directors and the President.
The company’s highest decision-making body is the General Meeting. It appoints Sectra’s Board of Directors, which is the company’s highest administrative body and is responsible for managing the company’s affairs, safeguarding and promoting a healthy corporate culture and identifying how sustainability topics impact the company’s risks and business opportunities.
The Board appoints the President, who is responsible for ongoing administration and for coordinating the operations according to prevailing law, the Articles of Association, the Board’s formal work plan, the directive for the President and instructions for financial reporting as well as other guidelines and instructions provided by the Board.
At the Annual General Meeting (AGM) shareholders exercise their voting rights to make decisions concerning the make up of the Board and other central issues in accordance with Swedish corporate legislation and Sectra’s Articles of Association. They appoint Sectra’s Board of Directors, and the external Auditor. The AGM also makes decisions concerning Board and auditor fees as well as guidelines for remuneration of senior executives.
The company prepares the agenda for the AGM, but the shareholders have the right to influence it and propose matters to be addressed. The agenda is reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors, and consists of issues that are required by law as well as other issues.
The notice of the Meeting is published in a press release, on the company’s website and in an advertisement in the Swedish Official Gazette (Post och Inrikes Tidningar). Publication of the notice is announced in the daily newspaper Svenska Dagbladet. Agendas, notices, minutes and other General Meeting documents are available on Sectra’s website.
The propositions presented for approval by the AGM regarding election and fee matters are submitted by the company’s Nomination Committee, whose members are appointed in accordance with the decision of the AGM.
The Chairman of the Board leads the activities of the Board and is responsible for ensuring that the other Board members regularly receive the information necessary to ensure that the quality of the Board’s activities is maintained, and that they are conducted in compliance with the Swedish Companies Act.
The President and Chief Executive Officer upholds the operative control of the Sectra Group. The President provides the Board members monthly with the information needed to monitor the status of the Company and the Group and keeps the Chairman of the Board informed about the operations on an ongoing basis. The Executive Group management deals with Group-related issues in addition to operative matters related to the business areas.