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The structure of the online Annual Report consists of a primary navigation horizontally, another levels of navigation on the left, the Metanavigation above horizontal, the actual content area and a right column with additional services. Except the chapter on "Transparency & Governance" the structure follows the content list of the printed report.


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Service functions

”My Annual Report”

The function "Save page" can be found at the top of each content page of the online report. This enables you to mark the page for later use. Through the "My Annual Report" function in the Tools area at the right you can download these pages as a PDF document. In this way, you can create your own, individualised offline Annual Report.

Key figures comparison

This feature enables you to compare and analyse key figures. First choose a category, the items and years you want to compare. You can view the development of the figure over the past years in a table format, a bar or a line chart. You can save your selected figures as a excel file or picture. To use this application flash player must be installed.


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