Internal controls and risk management

Internal controls

The company has adequate processes and procedures for internal controls. The Board of Management and Executive Committee have established several Risk, Control and Compliance Committees, which are explained in Integrity and compliance management. In 2022, we continued to invest in enhancing our Internal Control Framework and processes, including further leveraging system embedded and system enabled controls, standard role design and segregation of duties monitoring, helping us to prevent fraud and reputational damage. An integrated Risk and Internal Control department supports all businesses and functions in their work.

Risk management

Our risk management system is explained in more detail in the next chapter. Reference is made to the Statement of the Board of Management relating to internal risk management and control systems.

The AkzoNobel internal control ­framework