January 1 - December 31, 2013
Date of publication
March 12, 2014
Online version in German and English
Data measurement techniques, bases of calculations
Data measurement techniques and the bases of calculations, including assumptions and techniques underlying estimations, are accounted for at the appropriate sections herein.
Changes within this parameter over the previous year are duly noted and the effects explained. Adjustments to prior-year figures are marked accordingly.
Report scope and boundary
The information in this report applies to the consolidated group in 2013 as described in Note 2 of the consolidated financial statements.
A complete list of the Group’s shareholdings can be found in the Investors section of our website.
Finance figures contained in this report reflect those found in the Annual Report 2013.
The content of this report is based on the insights gained from our materiality analysis, Global Reporting Initiative (Version 3.1) requirements and external ratings and rankings.
Explanation of terms used
We use the term “employees” to refer to our workforce. Unless otherwise noted, “headcount” is used to refer to our employees in quantitative terms.
Corporate responsibility often appears in abbreviated form as CR. RBP is used when referring to our Responsible Business Practice network.
Independent third-party assurance
This report was reviewed by the audit firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Information regarding the scope and outcome of the audit can be found in the Assurance Report.
UN Global Compact and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
The report also serves as our Advanced Level Communication on Progress (COP) for the UN Global Compact.
We have carefully assessed the contents of this report against the GRI criteria and declare our report as fulfilling the requirements of the GRI application level “B+”, as our reporting does not meet the requirements of the GRI Guideline (Version 3.1) in full.
In our commitment to transparency and credibility, we do not mask these shortcomings, nor do we provide superficial treatment of issues for which we currently have no solutions.
The Group has been reporting on sustainability and corporate responsibility since 2004. All of these reports can be found on our website.
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