An auditors’ report provides certainty about the reliability of the financial reports. In that respect, an independent position of the external auditor is a basic condition.

We, as external auditors, carefully safeguard our independence. Internal procedures ensure that every professional respects the rules.

Externally, there are two other parties who also ensure that the independence is guaranteed:

  • the professional organization as the guardian of compliance with the prevailing regulations
  • the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) as the supervisory authority for the independence of auditors