Annual report 2014


General information

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The Haniel AG Annual Report consists as the Haniel website of three main areas: the Site Navigation, the Top Assistance Bar, and the Main Content Area. The Site Navigation on the left side is according to the content of the print report. In the container on the right side you find numerous functions:

  • History: here you find your last five visited pages. You can jump directly to the previous pages.
  • Related Links within the report: here you find links to similar topics in this report.
  • QuickFinder: The Quickfinder offers a selection of key words. The selection list provide easy access to these sections.

Full text context search
You can perform term-based searches in the Letter to Shareholders using the search function. These are displayed in the appropriate context. Clicking on a hit will bring you directly to the page in question. The search term is highlighted on the page. Above the content area you will find a search box where you can switch step by step between the search results. You can return to the normal page view by clicking on any navigation item.

Linear browsing
You can browse through the online report in the same way as the printed report. You will find this function at the top and at the bottom of the contents page.

Contents / sitemap
The table of contents contains a list of all the pages in the online Letter to Shareholders, just like the table of contents in the printed version.

Service functions

You can download the entire report, chapters of it or additional documents in PDF format in the download area.

You can use our order service here to request a printed version of the Letter to Shareholders

Language selection German/English
Using this function, you can switch between the German and English versions of the report.

Service box (right side)

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”My Shareholders' Letter” and ”Store page” function
You can compile your own offline report using this function. When reading the online report, you can mark the page currently displayed using ””Store page” in the right-hand navigation bar. The number of pages saved in this way is displayed next to ”My Shareholders' Letter”. After clicking on ”My Shareholders' Letter”, you will access a page where you can download or print the pages you have collected in PDF format.

Function bar above content area (red icons)

You may find that you may want to print pages from the site for future references. Selecting the PRINT button from your browser or the „Print” button in the Main Content Area and directing your output to a printer would allow you to do this. The special „Print” function provides you an optimized version of the Content Area without head and navigation bar. You can choose to print with or without pictures. This decreases the time of printing and reduces the consumption of your ink or toner.

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