In its operations, the Company applies a risk management and internal control policy, adopted by the Board of Directors. The objectives of internal control related to the financial reporting process are to ensure that Terveystalo’s financial reporting is reliable; that interim reports and financial statements are prepared in accordance with the accounting principles and policies applied by Terveystalo and give essentially correct information of the Company’s finances; and that regulations and principles are complied with. Internal control is based on Terveystalo’s risk management system, business culture, and respective practices.
The Company values, Code of Conduct, and Group policies and principles, such as the risk management and internal control policy, financial policy, procurement policy, credit policy, disclosure policy, and approval authorizations, guide the internal control.
The purpose of internal control and compliance is to ensure compliance with policies, procedures and corporate governance principles throughout the Group and the accuracy of financial reporting. It aims to create a uniform control environment by applying appropriate internal control principles in the various business processes. Terveystalo is using WhistleB, a whistleblower system open for everyone. This channel enables anonymous reporting of observed or suspected misconduct at: www.report.whistleb.com/terveystalo.
Generally, financial reporting-related policies are owned by the Chief Financial Officer. Internal control is carried out by the Board of Directors, Audit Committee, operational management and, in respect of the financial reporting process, the employees in financial administration. Terveystalo’s Board of Directors bears overall responsibility for internal control and risk management in the Company. The Board of Directors has delegated the practical implementation of an efficient control environment and control measures related to the reliability of financial reporting to the CEO. The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for the control environment of financial reporting. The CFO acts as the owner of reporting risks, reporting to the Audit Committee and the Board of Directors on risk management and internal control. Control involves various measures, such as the revision of financial reports, the balancing of accounts, subledgers, and system transfers, logical analyses of reported figures, and reference analyses of forecasts and realizations. Monitoring of monthly performance in relation to the specified targets is an essential factor. These control measures are carried out at different organizational levels.