About This Report

   

Basis for Presentation

Our Consolidated Financial Statements are prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Internal control over financial reporting ensures the reliability of the information presented in the Consolidated Financial Statements. SAP’s management confirmed the effectiveness of SAP’s internal control over financial reporting. 

Our Management Report is prepared in accordance with German law, German Accounting Standards and the IFRS Practice Statement ‘Management Commentary’. 

The social and environmental data and information included in the Management Report is prepared in accordance with the international guidelines (G3.1) of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and in accordance with the AA1000 Accountability Principles Standard. Greenhouse gas data was prepared using SAP’s own internal criteria based on the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. 

Data

All of the data and information for the reporting period were collected and/or reported utilizing SAP software solutions and were sourced from the responsible business units. 

The reporting period is the financial year 2011. The report encompasses global SAP operations and all subsidiaries of the SAP Group. To make this report as current as possible, we have included relevant information available up to the editorial deadline of February 23, 2012. The report is published each year in English and in German. 

Independent audit and assurance

KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft has audited our Consolidated Financial Statements and the Management Report. For the audit opinion please refer to page 63 of this Annual Report. 

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