In April 2003, the Board established a Remuneration Committee for the purpose of preparing and deciding on issues relating to remuneration to senior executives in the Group. The duties of the Committee include presenting recommendations for resolution by the Board regarding the terms and conditions of employment and remuneration for the President of AB Volvo, principles for remuneration, including pensions and severance payments, for other members of the Group Executive Team, and principles for variable salary systems, share-based incentive programs, pensions and severance payment for other senior executives in the Group. In addition, the Remuneration Committee shall approve proposals on remuneration of the other members of the Group Executive Team in accordance with the principles established by the Board.
The Remuneration Committee shall monitor and evaluate ongoing programs and programs concluded during the year covering variable remuneration for the Group Executive Team, application of the guidelines for remuneration to senior executives on which the Annual General Meeting shall resolve and the current remuneration structures and levels in the Group. The Board shall, not later than two weeks prior to the Annual General Meeting, submit a report on the results of the Remuneration Committee’s evaluation on the company’s website.
If the Remuneration Committee commissions external suppliers for its work, it must ensure that there are no conflicts of interest in relation to other assignments this supplier may have for the Group or the Group Executive Team.
At the statutory meeting of the Board following the 2011 Annual General Meeting, Louis Schweitzer, Anders Nyrén and Ying Yeh were appointed members of the Remuneration Committee. Louis Schweitzer was named Chairman of the Remuneration Committee. The Remuneration Committee held four meetings during 2011.