Koninklijke DSM N.V. is the group holding company that is listed on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange. The financial statements of the company are included in the chapter 'Parent company financial statements'.
In the ordinary course of business, DSM buys and sells goods and services from/to various related parties in which DSM has significant influence. Transactions are conducted under terms and conditions that are equivalent to those that apply to arm's length transactions.
Transactions and relationships with related parties are reported in the table below.
Transactions with related parties
DSM may issue guarantees as credit enhancement of associates to acquire bank facilities for these associates.
DSM has provided guarantees to third parties for debts of associates for an amount of €64 million (2016: €75 million).
Other related-parties disclosure relates entirely to the key management of DSM, being represented by the company's Managing Board, Executive Committee and Supervisory Board. For further details about the remuneration of the Managing Board, the Executive Committee and the Supervisory Board, please refer to Note 13 to the 'Parent company financial statements'.