Monitoring is a process that assesses the quality of Wärtsilä's system of internal control and its performance over time. Monitoring in Wärtsilä is performed both on an ongoing basis, and through separate evaluations including internal, external and quality audits. The Business and WIO management is responsible for ensuring that relevant laws and regulations are complied in their respective responsibility areas. The management in Wärtsilä in turn performs monitoring as part of the regular supervisory activities. The Audit Committee of the Board of Directors assesses and assures the adequacy and effectiveness of Wärtsilä's internal controls and risk management.
The Internal Audit function assists the Audit Committee in assessing and assuring the adequacy and effectiveness of Wärtsilä's internal controls and risk management by performing regular audits in Group legal entities and support functions according to its annual plan. Wärtsilä's external auditor and other assurance providers, such as quality auditors, conduct evaluations of Wärtsilä's internal controls. The Group Finance & Control function monitors that the financial reporting processes and controls are being followed. It also monitors the correctness of external and internal financial reporting. The Legal function monitors the adherence to the compliance policies of the group. The External Auditors verify the correctness of external annual financial reports.