Annual Report 2016

Value-oriented management

Value orientation aspects are considered in all areas of the company.

The remuneration model for Group management as a whole involves a remuneration portion that is dependent on the company’s performance and which is calculated on the basis of four equally weighted key figures – including the value-oriented key figure "return on invested capital". In addition to the salary, there is an annual option plan for the Group Executive Board and other management members. Allotments under the option plan are also linked to a target figure for return on invested capital. Details can be found in the Remuneration Report.

Investments in property, plant and equipment above a certain amount are approved only if strict criteria are met. In this context, it is mandatory that an investment return be achieved that exceeds the cost of capital plus a premium.

In the interests of value-oriented management, important projects are tracked over the long term following project completion, and the achievement of objectives is evaluated annually by the Group Executive Board.