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 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 16 – 19 of the Corporate Report 2018.
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, 2019
The Management Board
Martin Babilas Stefan Genten Dr. Christoph Schlünken