About this Report
With the Annual Report 2019, adidas communicates financial and non-financial information in a combined publication. The report provides a comprehensive overview of the financial, environmental and social performance of adidas in the 2019 financial year.
To enhance readability, registered trademarks as well as references to rounding differences, which may arise in percentages and totals, are omitted in this publication. In addition, we have used the masculine form throughout, although all such references are not intended to be gender-specific. The adidas Annual Report 2019 is available in English and German.
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Data and financial reporting standards
The reporting period is the financial year from January 1 to December 31, 2019. To ensure this report is as current as possible, it includes all relevant information available up to the date of the Responsibility Statement, February 25, 2020.
The consolidated financial statements and the Group Management Report are prepared in accordance with the principles of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), as adopted by the European Union (EU), and additional requirements pursuant to the German Commercial Code (Handelsgesetzbuch – HGB).
Internal Control over Financial Reporting (ICoFR) provides reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and compliance with applicable laws and regulations. To monitor the effectiveness of ICoFR, accounting-related processes are regularly reviewed.
The consolidated financial statements prepared by adidas AG, including the statement of financial position, income statement, statement of comprehensive income, statement of changes in equity, statement of cash flows, and the notes as well as the Group Management Report have been audited by KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft. Reproduction of the independent Auditor’s Report
In addition, this report contains a combined non-financial statement for adidas AG and the Group. The content of the non-financial statement is covered by a separate limited assurance engagement of KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft. The assurance was conducted using the International Standard on Assurance Engagements ISAE 3000 (Revised). non-financial statement The content of the non-financial statement combined with further information in this report and on our corporate website fulfills the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) Standards ‘Core’ option. The Limited Assurance ReporTGRI content index can be found in our Online Report.
It was not part of KPMG’s engagement to review the Online Report as well as references to external sources such as our corporate website.
Our Group Management Report contains forward-looking statements that reflect Management’s current view with respect to the future development of our company. The outlook is based on estimates that we have made on the basis of all the information available to us at the time of completion of this Annual Report. In addition, such forward-looking statements are subject to uncertainties which are beyond the control of the company. In case the underlying assumptions turn out to be incorrect or described risks or opportunities materialize, actual results and developments may materially deviate (negatively or positively) from those expressed by such statements. adidas does not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements made in the Group Management Report beyond statutory disclosure obligations. Risk and Opportunity Report outlook