Rules and Processes

5. Responsibility

5. Accountability in the corporate management with regard to sustainability is disclosed.

6. Rules and Processes

6. The company discloses how the sustainability strategy is implemented in the operational business by way of rules and processes.

7. Control

7. The company discloses how and what performance indicators on sustainability are integrated into its periodical internal planning and control and how the reliability, comparability and consistency of the data applied to internal controls and external communication are safeguarded through appropriate processes.

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Incentive Schemes

8. Incentive Systems

8. The company discloses how target agreements and remuneration schemes for executives and employees are also geared towards the achievement of sustainability goals and how they are aligned towards long-term value creation. It discloses the extent to which the achievement of these goals forms part of the evaluation of the top managerial level (board / managing directors) conducted by the monitoring body (supervisory board / advisory board).

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Stakeholder Engagement

9. Stakeholder Engagement

9. The company discloses how the socially and economically relevant stakeholders are identified and integrated into the sustainability process. It is disclosed whether and how an ongoing dialogue takes place with them and how the results are integrated into the sustainability process.

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Innovation Management

10. Innovation and Product Management

10. The company discloses how innovations in products and services are enhanced through suitable processes which improve sustainability with respect to the company’s utilization of resources and with regard to users. Likewise, a further statement is made with regard as to how the current and future impact of the key products and services in the value chain and in the product life cycle are assessed.

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