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Forward-looking statements

Certain statements in this integrated report may constitute ‘forward-looking statements’.

Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the group to be materially different from the future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such statements. SPAR undertakes no obligation to update publicly or release any revisions to these statements that reflect events or circumstances after the date of this report, or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated events.

ASSURANCE

Financial information contained in this report was independently audited by Deloitte & Touche and external assurance was sought on non-financial data.

This includes the group’s 2017 BBBEE verification, which was evaluated independently by AQRate. In addition, data submitted to the Climate Disclosure Project (previously the Carbon Disclosure Project) was externally verified for the 2015/2016 financial year. An integrated assurance framework is still in development and will be rolled out in 2018.