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The goal of KONE’s internal control system is to ensure that the Group’s operations are efficient and profitable, risks are managed, eliminated or mitigated to an acceptable level and that the financial and operational reporting is reliable and in compliance with the applicable regulations, policies and practices.
The Board’s Audit Committee monitors the efficiency and functioning of the internal control process. The management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal controls and for monitoring their effectiveness as part of operative management. This is supported by a dedicated Internal Controls function, which is responsible for facilitating and coordinating the internal control design, implementation and monitoring across the organization.
The KONE internal control framework is built and based on corporate values, Code of Conduct, a culture of honesty and high ethical standards. Such framework is promoted by dedicated leadership, training programs, a positive and disciplined corporate culture and working environment as well as by attracting and promoting dedicated and competent employees.
KONE’s internal controls are designed to manage, eliminate and mitigate the relevant operational, financial, and compliance risks, and they are linked to KONE’s processes and employee job roles. Controls are supported by global and local policies and principles, and control design is continuously maintained by incorporating changes and developments from the business operations and information systems.
KONE’s business units are responsible for implementing the control framework and for monitoring adherence of globally and locally agreed policies and principles. Global Finance and Control has the oversight responsibility of the overall framework.