Corporate Governance Statement,
reporting period Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2014

General Description of Internal Control and Operational Procedures

Internal control is a process applied by the Board of Directors, management and all levels of personnel in the Group to ensure that management has reasonable assurance that

  1. operations are effective, efficient and aligned with strategy;
  2. financial reporting and management information is reliable, complete and timely made; and
  3. the Group is in compliance with applicable laws and regulations as well as the Company´s internal policies and ethical values including sustainability.

The first category addresses the basic business objectives, including performance and profitability goals, strategy, implementation of objectives and actions and safeguarding resources. The second category relates to the preparation of reliable published financial statements, including interim reports and condensed financial statements and selected financial data derived from such statements, such as earnings releases, reported publicly. The third deals with complying with those laws and regulations to which the Company is subject to.