1.2 Accounting principles applied

The consolidated financial statements of PostNL:

  • Have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as endorsed by the European Union (EU-IFRS) and with Section 2:362(9) of the Dutch Civil Code, and
  • Have been prepared under the historical cost convention, except for financial instruments.

The material accounting policies applied in the preparation of these consolidated financial statements are included at the relevant notes to the consolidated financial statements or, in case of more general policies, see note 5.4 Summary of all other accounting policies to the Consolidated financial statements for more information. These policies have been consistently applied to all the years presented, unless stated otherwise. All amounts included in the consolidated financial statements are presented in euros, unless stated otherwise. Note that the numbers presented in the financial statements and disclosures thereto may not sum precisely to the totals provided and percentages may not precisely reflect the absolute figures due to rounding.

Going concern

The financial statements of the company have been prepared on the basis of the going concern assumption.