the Board of Directors

In accordance with the Articles of Association, the Board of Directors shall consist of a minimum of five and a maximum of nine members. The terms of office of all members will run from their election to the end of the following Annual General Meeting. The Board is responsible for electing a Chairman from among its members.

Responsibilities and Charter of the Board

Fiskars’ Board of Directors is responsible for managing the Company in accordance with the law, official regulations, the Articles of Association, and decisions taken by the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. Under the Charter approved by the Board of Directors, the Board is responsible for the following activities:

  • Managing and appropriately arranging the Company’soperations and confirming the Company’s business
    strategy and budget
  • Overseeing the solidity, profitability, and liquidity of theCompany, as well as the Company’s management
  • Approving the risk management principles followed by the Company
  • Drafting financial statements
  • Confirming financial policy
  • Deciding on extraordinary or far-reaching measures,taking the scope and nature of the Company’s operations into account, unless these matters come within the responsibilities of the General Meeting of Shareholders
  • Appointing the President and CEO and confirming theterms of his employment and other compensation
  • Appointing the members of the Executive Board, other seniormanagers, and the internal audit manager, as well as approving their terms of employment and other compensation
  • Deciding on the principles for the Group’s compensationsystems and other long-term personnel issues
  • Considering matters related to the appointment of themembers of the Boards of Directors of subsidiaries
  • Appointing Board Committees and their members.These Committees are responsible for preparing matters within their specific area of competence to be put before the Board.

The Board convenes 8–9 times a year according to a pre-confirmed timetable, with additional meetings whenever necessary.Most meetings are connected with the publication of the Company’s financial statements and interim reports, strategy and budget cycle or the Annual General Meeting. The Board also holds a strategy meeting at which it considers the Group’s future scenarios and confirms the Company’s strategy. The Board usually conducts one or two of its meetings at rotating Fiskars locations, focusing on a specific business area.

The Board conducts an annual self-evaluation of its work and cooperation with management, facilitated by an external expert.