In 2016, the Board of Directors met 15 times, and the attendance rate was 99 %. Detailed information on the Board members' participation rates is available in the Corporate Governance Statement.
The Board of Directors convenes according to a previously agreed schedule to discuss specified themes and issues on its charter. The Chairman of the Board of Directors prepares the agenda for the Board of Directors meeting based on the proposal by the President and CEO. The members of the Board of Directors have the right to suggest specific matters and have them included on the agenda. More than half of the members must be present at the meeting to constitute a quorum. Decisions of the Board of Directors shall be made by a simple majority.
The President and CEO, the Chief Financial Officer, and the General Counsel, as secretary to the Board of Directors, attend the Board meetings on a regular basis. Other Fortum Executive Management members and senior executives attend as required.
In 2016, the Board of Directors focused especially on the development and implementation of the company’s strategy, including the reorganisation of the company, investments, acquisitions as well as people and competence development. Other focus areas included the market outlook and market development, as well as Fortum’s competitiveness and growth options in the energy market transition. Based on the self-assessment conducted during the previous year, the Board of Directors set certain focus areas and amended certain processes in an effort to further enhance the efficiency of the board work.