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The Sandvik Way

Sandvik’s corporate governance framework, The Sandvik Way, implements the external rules previously mentioned and also sets out the internal rules and principles for governance that apply specifically within Sandvik. It is based on three segments, as set forth in the model below, and describes how common ways of working have been imple­mented throughout the entire organization.

The Sandvik Way

S u s t a i n a b i l i t y S h i f t C u s t o m e r s 1 s t C h o i c e E m p l o y e r o f C h o i c e D i g i t a l S h i f t C u s t o m e r F o c u s F a i r P l a y Företags- kultur Syfte Kärnvärden Uppförandekod Ledarskapsmodell Ständiga förbättringar Verksamhet Sandviks strategi Riskhantering Finanisellaprognoser ochscenario- analys Internkontroll Mål ochnyckelresultat Policyer ochprocedurer Performancemanagement Regelefterlevnadoch Speak Up Intern revision Extern revision Bolags- styrning Divisioner Vd ochkoncern- ledning Affärsenheter, distributionscenter,produktionsenheter,försäljningsområden,försäljningsenheter Bolagsstämma ochstyrelse Externrappor-tering Affärs-områden Koncern-funktioner Corporate culture Purpose Core values Code of conduct Leadership model Continuous improvements Operations Sandvik strategy Risk Management Finance forecasting and scenario planning External reporting Internal control Objectives and Key Results Policies and procedures Performance management Compliance and Speak Up Internal audit External audit Governance structure Divisions President and Executive Management Business units, distribution centers, production units, sales areas, sales units Business areas Group functions Shareholders Meeting and Board of Directors

Governance structure

This segment outlines how the Sandvik Group is led and governed. The Board of Directors, elected at the Shareholders’ Meeting, sets the strategic direction for the Group. The President carries this out through the Group Executive Management whose members manage and oversee the operations of the Group. The main operational responsibility in the Group lies with the business areas and divisions, whereas the Group functions are responsible for functional policies and processes supporting the business.

The Sandvik Way is implemented in the respective business areas, with additional requirements cascaded down in the operational structure of each business area.


The detailed controls and risk frameworks common across the Group are detailed in this segment. This includes many aspects such as strategy and risk management, policies, financial forecasting and scenario planning, as well as compliance, internal controls and audits. Performance management, controls and continuous improvements provide a solid basis for our ways of working.

Corporate culture

This segment sets the foundation for how we all shape our culture in the company and enable a customer-oriented and responsible business. Our operational controls and risk frameworks are supported by the ambitions and requirements of our purpose, core values, Code of Conduct and leadership model.