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 Group 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.
Click on the language button in order to switch between the available German or English language versions page by page.
The term “Audited Information” only applies to those sections in the Group Report which have been certified by the auditor. You can recognize the audited sections by the relevant information bar above the presently displayed information. The “Audited Information” bar on top of each page takes you to the audited sections of the Group Report.
This section contains all relevant legal information concerning the Group Report.
Navigating the Group Report
The navigational tree on the left is the main point of access to the contents of the Group 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 five sub-levels. Arrows point to further sub-levels. Further navigation options available are:
- Full-text search engine displaying the top ten search results according to relevance
- Links in text passages and HTML tables
- Links referring to related information within this report
- Links referring to related information outside this report within the text
This feature enables you to search the whole report for words or phrases.
The five most important hits (ranked by relevance) will be displayed on an overview page. You can browse the search results consecutively by pressing the navigational buttons at the top of each of the pages shown. All the search result links remain intact when navigating through them. You may return to subject navigation by clicking on any of the entries on the navigational tree
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.
Another possibility to read the Group Report is to browse in succession through its pages by starting from any page. This is facilitated by the buttons on the top right-hand side of any of the Group Report’s pages which are pointing to the browsing direction.
Top / down
Use these buttons to reach top or bottom of the page.
The sitemap lists all pages and sub-pages that are available in the online Group Report, displayed according to the site structure.
“Downloads” provides you with all pdf and xls files collected for download, in each case showing number of pages and file size. These documents can be downloaded either as single sections of the report / single table, or they can comprise the entire document, respectively all the tables collected into one singular Excel file. This joint file allows convenient navigation of its content by a cross-linked table of contents preceding the collected tables. The links are taking you directly to the relevant table, from there another link is taking you back to the table of contents.
At “Mailing Service” you may order a print version of the Group Report to be sent to you by mail. To order, please fill in the areas indicated by arrows.
Click here to print the content of the relevant page; the print preview is displayed in a new browser window. As an option, you may choose to print without - toner-saving - images.
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The content of the respective chapter may be viewed in pdf format in a new window.
The tables on the page may be viewed in xls format in a new window.