Note 21: Related party transactions
We purchased and sold goods and services to various related parties in which we hold a 50 percent or less equity interest (associates and joint ventures). Such transactions were conducted at arm’s length with terms comparable with transactions with third parties.
During 2016, we considered the members of the Executive Committee and the Supervisory Board to be the key management personnel as defined in IAS 24 “Related parties”. For details on their remuneration, as well as on shares and options held by members of the Supervisory Board or Board of Management, see Note 22. In the ordinary course of business, we have transactions with various organizations with which certain of the members of the Supervisory Board or Executive Committee are associated, but no related party transactions were effected in 2016. Likewise, there have not been any transactions with members of the Supervisory Board or Executive Committee, or any family member of such persons. Also no loans, advance payments or guarantees have been extended to members of the Supervisory Board or Executive Committee, or any family member of such persons. For related party transactions with pension funds, see Note 11, 13 and 15. For receivables from and payables to related parties, see Note 13 and 18.