One of the main ways in which EU-OSHA ensures that it is transparent and accountable is by publishing annual reports on its activities and achievements.
Annual activity report
Each financial year, EU-OSHA’s Director prepares a report on the Agency’s activities during the past year. It follows the structure of the annual work programme in the programming document, giving an account of the delivery of the key objectives and activities that were outlined in the plan. It also examines the resources that were used in achieving the Agency’s objectives.
The annual activity report also functions as the Director’s management report, covering, for example, the implementation of the internal control standards.
Each activity report includes a declaration of assurance in which the Director states that:
- The report gives a true and fair view
- The systems in place give the necessary guarantees concerning the legality and regularity of the financial transactions
- No significant information was omitted from the report
As required by EU-OSHA’s Founding Regulation, the Governing Board is required to adopt the Annual General Report on EU-OSHA’s activities and forward it by 15 June at the latest to the European Parliament, the Commission, the European Economic and Social Committee, the Court of Auditors, the Member States and the Advisory Committee on Safety, Hygiene and Health Protection at Work.
This is a complementary, but distinct exercise, to the Board’s assessment of the Agency’s annual activity report which is a requirement laid down in the Agency’s financial regulation and is dealt with under a separate agenda item.