100 Management Board Responsibility Statement I ALTANA Group Consolidated Income Statement
Management Board Responsibility Statement
The consolidated financial statements of the annual report have been prepared by the
Management Board of ALTANA AG, which is responsible for the completeness and accuracy
of the information contained therein.
The consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the International
Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), as endorsed by the EU and in accordance
with the requirements of German commercial law pursuant to section 315e of the German
Commercial Code (HGB).
The information contained in the consolidated financial statements and the Group
Management Report is based on the information reported, in accordance with consistent
guidelines in force throughout the Group by the companies included in the consolidated
financial statements. The integrity of the reporting process is safeguarded by effective internal
control systems established at these companies under the direction of the Manage-
ment Board. This assures a true and fair view of the performance and results of the Group and
enables the Management Board to recognize potential investment risks and negative
developments at an early stage and take appropriate countermeasures.
By resolution of the Annual General Meeting, the Chairman of the Audit Committee of
the Supervisory Board appointed PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesell-
schaft as independent auditors of the consolidated financial statements. The auditors issued
an unqualified auditors’ report on the complete consolidated financial statements and the
Group management report. The consolidated financial statements, the Group Manage-
ment Report and the auditors’ report have been made available to the Supervisory Board for
detailed discussion. The report of the Supervisory Board is contained on pages 16 – 19 of
the Corporate Report 2019.
To the best of our knowledge and in accordance with the applicable reporting principles the
consolidated financial statements give a true and fair view of the net assets, financial position,
and results of operations of the Group and the Group Management Report includes a
fair review of the development and performance of the business and the position of the
Group, together with a description of the principal opportunities and risks associated with
the expected development of the Group.
Wesel, Germany, February 26, 2020
The Management Board
Martin Babilas Stefan Genten Dr. Christoph Schlünken