The Group uses the same audit firm in all its subsidiaries in all markets in which the company operates. The overall audit agreement is approved only by the CFO. No agreements may be made with local auditors. The auditor is used extensively as a consultant in financial due diligence in connection with the acquisition of new business and on tax issues. The auditor is not used as a consultant in strategic questions, or in tasks related to operations in the company. Only the CFO in consultation with the CEO approves consulting assignments. Details of the auditor's compensation is reported at the AGM, and included in the notes to the annual financial accounts.