This excerpt taken from the ICI 6-K filed Aug 10, 2006.
The interim report, including the financial information contained therein, is the responsibility of, and has been approved by, the Directors. The Directors are responsible for preparing the interim report in accordance with the Listing Rules of the Financial Services Authority which require that the accounting policies and presentation applied to the interim figures should be consistent with those applied in preparing the preceding annual accounts except where any changes, and the reasons for them, are disclosed.
This excerpt taken from the ICI 6-K filed Mar 14, 2006.
of Directors responsibilities in respect of the Annual Report and
Company law requires the Directors to prepare Group and parent company accounts for each financial year. Under that law the Directors are required to prepare the Group accounts in accordance with IFRS as adopted by the European Union (EU) and have elected to prepare the parent company accounts in accordance with UK Accounting Standards.
The Group accounts are required by law and IFRS as adopted by the EU to present fairly the financial position and performance of the Group; the Companies Act 1985 provides in relation to such accounts that references in the relevant part of that Act to accounts giving a true and fair view are references to their achieving a fair presentation.
The parent company accounts are required by law to give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the parent company.
In preparing each of the Group and parent company accounts, the Directors are required to:
The Directors are responsible for keeping proper accounting records that disclose with reasonable accuracy at any time the financial position of the parent company and enable them to ensure that its accounts comply with the Companies Act 1985. They have general responsibility for taking such steps as are reasonably open to them to safeguard the assets of the Group and to prevent and detect fraud and other irregularities.
Under applicable law and regulations, the Directors are also responsible for preparing a Directors Report, Directors Remuneration Report and Corporate Governance Statement that comply with that law and those regulations.
A copy of the accounts of the Company is posted on ICIs corporate website (www.ici.com). The Directors are responsible for the maintenance and integrity of the corporate and financial information included on ICIs corporate website. Information published on the Internet is accessible in many countries with different legal requirements. Legislation in the UK governing the preparation and dissemination of accounts may differ from legislation in other jurisdictions.