Novo Nordisk’s financial reporting and the internal controls over
financial reporting processes are audited by an independent external
audit firm elected annually by the shareholders at the Annual General Meeting. As part
of Novo Nordisk’s commitment to its social and environmental
responsibility, the company voluntarily includes an assurance report
for social and environmental performance in its annual report. The
assurance provider reviews whether the social and environmental
performance information covers aspects deemed to be material, and
verifies the internal control processes for the information reported.
In March 2020, the Annual General Meeting elected
PricewaterhouseCoopers as Novo Nordisk's external auditor.
PricewaterhouseCoopers (formerly Price Waterhouse) was first elected
external auditor by the Annual General Meeting of Novo Industri A/S
(now Novo Nordisk A/S) in April 1982.
The auditor acts in the interest of the shareholders, as well as the