PricewaterhouseCoopers; since 1998
Gerd Tritschler, lead auditor since 2013
Term of mandate
The auditing company is selected anew each year.
The Board of Directors oversees the activities of the external auditors. The auditors brief the Chairman of the Board of Directors on the results of their audit three times every year. They also report to all members of the Board once every year.
The performance of the auditors is assessed by the Chairman of the Board of Directors, the Group CEO and the Head of Bell Finance/Services Division on the basis of comprehensive assessment criteria. The focus falls on the audit teamʼs special qualifications, assertiveness, independence and interaction with our internal units. Other external factors also affect the assessment. The auditors are elected by the Annual General Meeting every year.
The activities of the statutory auditors comprise their legal and statutory obligations, including an evaluation of the existence of the ICS.
The Bell Food Group's sales revenue improved by CHF 327.6 million to CHF 2.1 billion in the first half of 2018. At 268.3 million kilograms, sales volume is up by 19.9 percent on the prior-year period. EBITDA improved by CHF 6 millio...