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 Interim 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 language button is showing the alternative language version.
The disclaimer contains all relevant legal information concerning the Interim Report.


Navigating the Interim Report
The navigational tree on the left is the main point of access to the contents of the Interim 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 three sub-levels. Further navigation options available are:
  • Full-text search
  • Links in text passages and HTML tables
Full-Text Search
This feature enables you to search the whole report for words or phrases. The search results are displayed as a text output in a popup window (five results per page). Each search result is linked to the respective page.
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 Interim Report is to browse in succession through its pages by starting from any page. This is facilitated by the buttons (previous page back / next next page) on the top right-hand side of any of the Interim Report’s pages which are pointing to the browsing direction.
The sitemap lists all pages and sub-pages that are available in the online Interim 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.
Order Service
You will be taken to the website of the respective company, where you may leave your contact details.

Page-specific Features

Print Page 
Click here to print the content of the relevant page.
Send as link 
Click here to e-mail this page’s URL.
Compare to last year 
Click here to view the relevant passage in last year’s Interim Report; it will be displayed in a new window.
Table(s) as Excel  
The table(s) on the page may be viewed in xls format in a new window.
Enlarge Table  
With this function you see tables and images displayed in their original size within a new window. Use the functions at the root page for printing or saving these tables.
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