116 Management Board Responsibility Statement
Management Board Responsibility Statement
The Consolidated Financial Statements have been prepared by the Management Board
of ALTANA AG, which is responsible for the completeness and accuracy of the information
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 Management
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 Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
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
Management 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
14 – 18 of the Corporate Report 2021.
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 25, 2022
The Management Board
Martin Babilas Stefan Genten Dr. Christoph Schlünken