The combined management report of the EnBW Group and EnBW AG for the 2016 financial year was audited by KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft. The information about the results of operations, net assets and financial position of the EnBW Group is based on the requirements of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), and, where applicable, German commercial law and German accounting standards (DRS). Internal control mechanisms ensure the reliability of the information presented in this report. Furthermore, this integrated report is based on the recommendations for reporting principles and reporting elements contained within the IIRC framework. We also consider the standards for financial and sustainability reporting from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the UN Global Compact.