Statement by the Management Board

In Control Statement

As the Management Board, we are responsible for the adequate design and effectiveness of our risk management and control system. In 2023, we evaluated the design and effectiveness of this framework, based in part on information from the business control framework, the quarterly updates, the internal audit reports and the management letter from the external auditor. The outcomes of this evaluation were periodically discussed with the Supervisory Board.

The risk management and control system does not provide absolute assurance that corporate objectives will be achieved, nor can it give any absolute guarantee that material errors, losses, fraud or violations of legislation and regulations will not occur in the processes or in the financial reporting. 

With due regard to the above, the Management Board is of the opinion that the report provides sufficient insights into the effectiveness and any failings of Alliander’s internal risk management and control system. The aforementioned system provides reasonable assurance that the financial reporting does not contain any material misstatements. Moreover, the Management Board is of the opinion that it is appropriate to prepare the financial reports on a going concern basis based on the current state of affairs, and that the report states those material risks and uncertainties that are relevant to the expected continuity of the company for a period of twelve months after the preparation of the report. 

Board of Directors’ statement of responsibilities

We state that:

  • the financial statements provide a true and fair view of the assets, liabilities, financial position and profit of Alliander N.V. and its consolidated companies;

  • the additional information provided by the Management Board, as included in this annual report, provides a true and fair view of the position as at 31 December 2023 and of the business during the 2023 financial year of Alliander N.V. and its group companies, the results of which are included in the financial statements; and

  • the key risks to which Alliander N.V. is exposed are described in the annual report.

Arnhem, Netherlands, 28 February 2024

Maarten Otto
Walter Bien
Marlies Visser
Daan Schut