Corporate Governance Report


Corporate Governance Model

The governance and control of the Volvo Group is carried out through a number of corporate bodies. At the General Meetings of AB Volvo, which is the Parent Company in the Volvo Group, the shareholders exercise their voting rights with regard to for example the composition of the Board of Directors of AB Volvo and election of auditors.

An Election Committee, appointed by the Annual General Meeting of AB Volvo, submits proposals to the next Annual General Meeting concerning the election of Board members, Board Chairman and, when necessary, external auditors, and proposals for resolutions concerning fees to the Board and the auditors.

The Board is ultimately responsible for Volvo’s organization and management of the operations. The duties of the Board are partly exercised through its Audit Committee and its Remuneration Committee.

In addition, the Board appoints the President of AB Volvo, who is also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Volvo Group. The CEO is in charge of the daily management of the Group in accordance with guidelines and instructions provided by the Board.

Division of responsibilities and duties between General Meetings, the Board of Directors and the President are regulated inter alia by the Swedish Companies Act, Volvo’s articles of association, the Code and the Board’s work procedures.