Swisscom operates an internal control system within the framework of the risk management system, in order to ensure reliable internal and external financial reporting and safeguard against false disclosure (violations or errors) concerning business matters. On the basis of the internationally recognised COSO framework, the internal control system guarantees the necessary workflows and instruments in order to ensure the timely identification and assessment of risks related to the quality of accounting, and to control such risks by means of appropriate measures.
Internal rules and instruments such as the Code of Ethics, the Accounting Manual or the whistle-blowing platform support this goal. The internal control system involves all the key responsible units, particularly the Audit Committee and the Group Executive Board, in line with their organisational level. Swisscom views the internal control system as an ongoing task and an opportunity to continually improve workflows in the bookkeeping, accounting and financial reporting areas.