Deviations from the Swedish Code of Corporate Governance

Vattenfall adheres to the Swedish Corporate Governance Code ("the Code"). However, since Vattenfall is wholly owned by the Swedish state, certain stipulations in the Code are not applicable.

This applies to the matter of reporting on board members' independence, among other things. In addition, Vattenfall also deviates from the Code with respect to the following points:

  • Point 1.3, pertaining to the requirement that the nomination committee shall propose a person to serve as AGM chairman. Due to its ownership structure, Vattenfall has no nomination committee. Election of an AGM chairman is instead done at the AGM in accordance with the stipulations of the Swedish Companies Act and the Swedish state's ownership policy.
  • Chapter 2, pertaining to the requirement that the company shall have a nomination committee. The nomination process for the Board and auditors is conducted in accordance with the Swedish state's ownership policy. Thus the references to the nomination committee in points 1.2, 1.3, 4.6, 8.1 and 10.2 are not applicable either. However, information on the nomination of board members for new election or re-election is posted on the company's website in accordance with point 2.6.
Last updated: 2016-03-23 08:00