About this non-financial report

In accordance with section 315b et seq. and section 289b et seq. of the German Commercial Code (HGB), DEUTZ has been publishing a separate combined non-financial report (‘non-financial report’) for each financial year since 2017. The content of this report covers both the DEUTZ Group and the parent company DEUTZ AG and is issued as a separate report. Unless otherwise indicated, all disclosures pertain to the Group (‘DEUTZ’) as a whole. Disclosures that relate only to DEUTZ AG are labelled accordingly. The non-financial report summarises the key topics pertaining to the following areas of focus: environmental matters, treatment of employees, social responsibility and measures to combat corruption and bribery. Reference is made at the relevant points to further information contained in other parts of this annual report. References to disclosures outside the scope of the consolidated financial statements and the annual financial statements of DEUTZ AG and the combined management report of DEUTZ AG and the Group for 2018 do not form part of the non-financial report.

This non-financial report has been produced with reference to the framework provided by the German Sustainability Code (DNK). It covers criteria 1, 3 and 6 of the DNK.

The non-financial report has been voluntarily submitted for a review with limited assurance pursuant to ISAE 3000 (Revised).

Using the net method, we identified no material risks in relation to our own business activity, to our business relationships, products and services or to aspects relating to the 13 key topics pursuant to sections 289c (3) nos. 3 and 4 HGB, that are very likely to have a serious impact now or in the future. All other information on opportunities and risks are presented in the opportunity and risk report of the combined management report.