29 Service fees paid to external auditors
The service fees recognized in the financial statements 2019 for the services of KPMG amounted to €5.4 million (2018: €5.3 million). The amounts per service category are shown in the following table.
Total service fee
Audit of the Group financial statements
Audit of other (statutory) financial statements
Other assurance services
Total assurance services
The services rendered by KPMG NL in 2019 in addition to the statutory audit include assurance engagements on non-financial information, on internal controls of DSM Pension Services, government grants and a regulatory filing, as well as agreed-upon procedures on certain information for the Remuneration Committee of Royal DSM and the pension fund and their external auditor.