About This Report

Corporate Report 2017

The Corporate Report for 2017 encompasses the annual and sustainability reports, which were brought together for the first time last year. With it, the ALTANA Group informs the public, its employees and business partners, as well as public authorities, nongovernmental organizations, and all other interested parties about the Group’s development in economic, ecological, and social respects. In addition to the Group Management Report and the Consolidated Financial Statements (short version), as well as information on the Group’s corporate governance, this report contains a description of ALTANA’s understanding of sustainable management and the progress the Group has made in implementing it in the past fiscal year. As a result, this report for 2017 updates the content that was published in the 2016 Annual Report (published on March 17, 2017). At the same time, it serves as the annual COP on ALTANA’s implementation of the principles of the United Nations Global Compact Initiative.

The Reporting Period

The facts and key performance indicators included in this report are based on different reporting periods.

All financial and human resource information in the Group Management Report and the Consolidated Financial Statements refer to the period from January 1 to December 31 of the previous year.

The reporting period for the environmental key performance indicators changed. They are based on values that were collected between October 1, 2016, and September 30, 2017 (previous year: July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016). As in the previous year, the data on occupational health and safety refer to the period from January 1 to December 31.

Reporting Principles

In terms of the Group Management Report and the Consolidated Financial Statements, the report adheres to the specifications of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as adopted by the EU and the additional requirements of German commercial law pursuant to section 315 e of the German Commercial Code (HGB). As in the previous years, this was audited and confirmed by an independent auditor. The complete Consolidated Financial Statements including the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements are available online at

This report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Comprehensive option. It is also oriented to the International Integrated Reporting Council’s (IIRC) reporting framework. In 2017,  ALTANA did not have the key performance indicators based on the standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) tested by an independent auditor. Detailed information is available online at

Information on the selection of content based on GRI Standards and regarding the definition of sustainability issues important for the ALTANA Group and its stakeholders can be found in the “Sustainability Management” section (page 7 of this report). A detailed list of all criteria based on the GRI Standards that ALTANA provides information about is available online at

This report is available in German and English.