1.1.1 Operating group structure
Von Roll Holding AG and its subsidiaries focus their operating activities on the Von Roll Insulation and Von Roll Composites divisions and the water and wastewater management business unit. Further details about the divisions and other activities are available in the “Financial reporting” section (see Note 5 “Segment reporting”) in this Annual Report.
Legally the Von Roll Group consists of Von Roll Holding AG and its subsidiaries (see Note 23 of the “Financial reporting” section in this Annual Report). The Von Roll Group has two tiers of management: the Board of Directors and the Executive Management. The Board of Directors of Von Roll Holding AG is responsible for the company’s overall management, its organisational structure, accounting, financial control and financial planning. The Executive Manage- ment consists of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and the heads of the Von Roll Insulation and Von Roll Composites divisions. The Executive Management is responsible for operating and ongoing business management. The organisational structure is geared to the demands of an integrated technology company. As a result of the restructure undertaken in 2013, management is the duty of the manager with responsibility for the corresponding division and business unit.
For the Von Roll Group, customer focus, technological and innovative leadership, as well as the highest level of quality and service form the basis for long-standing business relationships. By focusing on our successful core business and expanding our portfolio, particularly in the direction of forward-looking and technologically intensive business segments, significant added value will be generated, resulting in a sustained increase in shareholder value. The foundation for this is constant optimisation of processes, costs and quality. To ensure sustained success, Von Roll relies on its business operating system for corporate management. With the business operating system, the aim of utilising our potential to the full and consequently creating long-term value for our shareholders and clients is pursued. At the same time, the Von Roll Group strives to rank among the world's leading companies in terms of performance, transparency and innovation. In so doing, our employees observe the legal and ethical conditions and demonstrate loyalty to the company. Our employees agree to comply with the internal code of conduct ("Global Code of Conduct"). They are also bound by all Group guidelines and directives published within the Von Roll Group.
1.1.2 Listed companies
There are no other listed companies within the scope of consolidation of Von Roll Holding AG.
1.1.3 Unlisted companies
A list of significant unlisted consolidated companies is disclosed in Note 23 of the “Financial reporting” section in this Annual Report.
In 2015, there were no disclosure notifications relating to participations of significant shareholders or groups of shareholders.
There are no cross-shareholdings with other companies. Possible cross-shareholdings may result from the disclosed significant shareholder structure.