Statement of Directors’ Responsibilities in respect of the preparation of the Annual Report and the Consolidated Financial Statements
The following statement, which should be read in conjunction with the Auditors’ responsibility section of the Independent Auditors’ Report, is made with a view to distinguishing the respective responsibilities of the Directors and of the Auditors in relation to the Consolidated Financial Statements.
The Directors are required to prepare Consolidated Financial Statements for each financial year which give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of DP World Limited (“the Company”) and its subsidiaries (collectively referred to as “the Group”) as at the end of the financial year and of the profit and loss for the financial year.
The Consolidated Financial Statements are prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards. In preparing the Consolidated Financial Statements, the Directors are required to select appropriate accounting policies and then apply them consistently, make judgements and estimates that are reasonable and prudent and state whether all accounting standards which they consider to be applicable have been followed, subject to any material departures disclosed and explained in the Consolidated Financial Statements. The Directors also use a going concern basis in preparing the Consolidated Financial Statements unless this is inappropriate.
The Directors have responsibility for ensuring that the Company keeps accounting records which disclose with reasonable accuracy at any time the financial position of the Company and which enable them to ensure that the Consolidated Financial Statements comply with the applicable laws in the relevant jurisdiction.
The Directors have general responsibility for taking such steps as are reasonably open to them to safeguard the assets of the Group and to prevent and detect fraud and other irregularities.
The Directors are also responsible for preparing a Directors’ Report and Corporate Governance Statement in accordance with applicable law and regulations.
The Directors consider the Annual Report and the Consolidated Financial Statements, taken as a whole, to be fair, balanced and understandable, and provide necessary information for shareholders to assess the Company’s performance, business model and strategy.
By order of the Board
Board Legal Adviser and Company Secretary
20 March 2014