ANNUAL REPORT 2014 conduct audit activities in accordance with the checks and balances principle, the Board of Directors instructed the internal auditor to report directly to the Audit Committee and to determine the scope of audit in collaboration with the Audit Committee. Risk management: The Board of Directors established the Business Risk Assessment Subcommittee which is responsible for determining the risk management scope and policy. The subcommittee holds a meeting with managers of relevant departments to identify and assess business risks every three months. Also, team meetings are held daily while department meetings, management meetings and senior executive meetings are held monthly. Measures to prevent and manage risks affecting the Company’s operations have been identified and early warning signs have been defined. Compliance with relevant laws and requirements has been monitored. Risk management reports have been prepared and made available for examination. From 2004 onwards, the Audit Committee has required the internal auditor to monitor risk management and to identify if the management has adopted approaches as planned and if such approaches effectively contribute to risk mitigation. The results shall be presented to the Audit Committee on a quarterly basis. The opinion of the Board of Directors regarding adequacy of internal control system: The Board of Directors opined that the internal control system, business risk management and corporate governance of the Company were at the satisfactory level and could provide reasonable assurance with regard to transparency. The financial statements of the Company and its subsidiaries for the year 2014 which were jointly reviewed by the Audit Committee, the management team and the auditor of the Company presented the financial position and the operating results correctly, completely, reasonably, fairly and in accordance with the generally accepted accounting principles. The Company adopted appropriate accounting policies and consistently applied such policies. The disclosure of information was adequate according to the auditor’s opinion on the Company’s financial statements specified in the auditor’s report. 1.3 Internal Audit The Audit Committee at its Meeting No. 3/2004 held on 9 August 2004 appointed Audit and Management Consultant Co., Ltd. to perform duties as the internal auditor of the Company from 3 August 2004 onwards. Audit and Management Consultant Co., Ltd. has appointed Mrs. Pilai Piampongsarn as internal auditor mainly responsible for internal audit works for the Company. After due consideration of qualifications of Audit and Management Consultant Co., Ltd. and Mrs. Pilai Piampongsarn, the Audit Committee deemed that they possess appropriate qualifications to perform such duties as they have independence and 34 years of experience in internal audit and received trainings and licenses relevant to internal audit operations such as Certified Public Accountant (Thailand) – (CPA No.2336) and Honorary Certified Internal Auditor, Institute of Internal Auditors – (CIA No.30861). Also, the management team has been assigned to coordinate with the said outsource internal auditor. Consideration and approval, appointment, removal or transfer of the head of the internal audit function of the Company must be subject to approval or endorsement from the Audit Committee.
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