Annual Report


In order to ensure optimal access and usage of this site, the explanations given below shall introduce you to the various service features available. To facilitate orientation we have grouped the information according to major categories:

  • Navigation” provides information on how to access different content areas of the Annual Report,
  • Service” introduces service features that are offered beyond mere content,
  • Page-specific features” offers information on features which are offered depending on the content of the respective page and are therefore not permanently available.


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Click on the language button in order to switch between the available German or English language versions page by page.

By clicking the magnifier-icons above the service panel on the right you can increase/decrease the size of the displayed content.  

IR Service
This Servicebox provides links to further information on the Corporate Website (e.g. Order service) as well as the possibility of giving a short or detailed feedback.

The disclaimer contains all relevant legal information concerning this webiste.


Navigating the online Report
The navigational tree on the left is the main point of access to the contents of the Report. At the top level of the tree are the most important general subjects. More specific subjects are linked to them in a reader-friendly fashion following the same order as the print version of the report, just move from the top level down to up to four sub-levels. Further navigation options available are:

  • Full-text search engine displaying search results in the navigational tree
  • Links in text passages and HTML tables
  • Links referring to related information at the service panel on the right

Keyword Search
The keywords provided are pre-selected. This helps you, firstly, through the pre-selection of relevant words and, secondly, by providing related information exceeding the scope of conventional search results.

Full-Text Search
This feature enables you to search the whole report for words or phrases. The Search Result page displays the Top-10-Results of your search in order of relevance. You can browse the search results consecutively by pressing the navigational buttons at the top of each of the pages shown.

Use of search operators
Using a compound search term by means of logical operators allows a complex search. The following operators can be used:
“and” – Entering of two or more search items separated only by blank space allows search of pages containing all of the sought items.
“or” – Entering the “|” operator allows the search for documents containing one or several of the search items.
“not” – By entering the “-” operator (minus) a certain item can be excluded from the search.

Consecutive browsing
Another possibility to read the Annual Report is to browse in succession through its pages by starting from any page. This is facilitated by the buttons previous (back)  next (next) on the top right-hand side of any of the Report’s pages which are pointing to the browsing direction.

Use this button to reach top of the page again.

The sitemap lists all pages and sub-pages that are available in the online Annual Report, displayed according to the site structure.


 Download Manager
"Download Manager" provides you with all pdf and xls files collected for download. These documents can be downloaded directly or selected and added. Your individual selection may be launched as a .zip-file for collective download. Create your individual PDF of the Report. Select from the presented list those parts of the Report that you are interested in. Selecting "Create your pdf" will compile your selection to a single PDF-file.

Chart Generator
This feature offers a selection of the preceding 5 years' essential key financial indicators. By clicking on the key financial indicators and years you would like to compare, you may obtain your own individual tables. You can have them displayed in tables, line or bar charts.

Page related tools

print Print Manager
Click here to print the content of the relevant page; or collect them for collective printing. The print preview is displayed in a new browser window. As an option, you may choose to print without - toner-saving - images.

 Recommend this page
Click here to share or e-mail this page’s URL; the collection will open in a popup window.

 Excel Download
The tables on the page may be viewed in xls format in a new window.

 Compare to last year
Click here to view the relevant passage in last year’s Annual Report; it will be displayed in a new window.

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Page related tools
Download Manager
Collect files for a combined download.
Compare Key Figures
Create your personal overview of important key figures.