Fortum’s Corporate Internal Audit is responsible for assessing and assuring the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls in the company. Furthermore, it evaluates the effectiveness and adequacy of the business processes and risk management, compliance with laws, regulations and internal rules and instructions. The Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Audit form the basis for the work of Internal Audit.
The company has one external auditor, which shall be an audit firm certified by the Central Chamber of Commerce. The external auditor is elected by the Annual General Meeting for a term of office that expires at the end of the first Annual General Meeting following the election.
Fortum's Annual General Meeting on 9 April 2013 elected Authorised Public Accountant Deloitte & Touche Oy as the company's external auditor, with Authorised Public Accountant Jukka Vattulainen having the principal responsibility.