Guarantees and sureties are valued at MCHF 113.4 for 2022 (PY: MCHF 78.6). Guarantees and sureties are only recognised as a provision if an outflow of resources is likely.
The Group is involved in a few legal proceedings arising from the ordinary course of business. The Group believes that none of these proceedings – either individually or as a whole – is likely to have a material impact on the Group’s financial position or operating results. The Group has established insurance policies to cover product liabilities and it makes provisions for potential product warranty claims.
The Group operates in many countries, most of which have sophisticated tax regimes. The nature of its operations and ongoing significant reorganisations result in complex tax-related issues for the Group and its subsidiaries. The Group believes that it performs its business in accordance with the local tax laws. However, it is possible that there are areas where potential disputes with the various tax authorities could arise. The Group is not aware of any dispute that – either individually or as a whole – is likely to have a material impact on the Group’s financial position or operating results.