The annual reported quantities must be authenticated by the management in small businesses and in large businesses by your auditor. The authentication is made electronically through your registration on the DPA website. The electronic auditor’s attestation has been established in compliance with the international standard ISRS 4400. This provision only applies to the producer responsibility scheme for electronics.
Auditor's declaration template is now complying with revised standard ISRS 4400
The template for Auditor's review is now updated in accordance with the international standard ISRS 4400 (Revised) about engagements to perform agreed-upon procedures. NB! Please note that unless the producer company has deferred financial year, both Management's Statement and Auditor's Declaration must be attested at 31. May at the latest.See guideline for digital attestation
Every year in the period 1 January to 31 March those registered under the producer responsibility system must enter quantities, i.e. how many kilograms of in-scope electronic products you have placed on the market in the previous calendar year.
When the reporting period ends on 31 March and no later than 31 May the management of the business must confirm that the report is accurate.
Auditor’s attestation or management’s statement
It depends on your business’s turnover and size whether your auditor must audit the reporting of quantities or whether you only need a management’s statement. The following criteria for exemption apply:
- The business has an annual turnover not exceeding DKK 1 million excl. VAT in in-scope electrical equipment (batteries are not covered by this requirement)
- If the business, during the previous two years, complies with at least two of the following criteria:
- A total balance sheet not exceeding DKK 7 million
- A net turnover not exceeding DKK 14 million excl. VAT
- An average number of staff during the financial year not exceeding 10 employees
In this case, the reported figures may be accompanied with a management’s statement authenticating the reported quantities. The management’s statement must also be filled in and signed electronically on your registration through the DPA website.
Non-exempted businesses? Invite auditor
The auditor’s attestation must be submitted no later than 31 May if your accounting year is the same as the calendar year. If you operate with an accounting year other than the calendar year, you must no later than 31 May state the date of the end of the accounting year in the current year. The postponed auditor’s attestation must be prepared electronically no later than five months after the end of the accounting year.
In this way you do not need to call in your auditor twice, just fill in the date for when you normally close your accounting year.
You give your auditor access to the electronic auditor’s attestation by filling in the auditor’s CVR or VAT number, name, and email by the menu ‘Attestations and statements’ – and then press send. When the auditor has accepted the job digitally, an access is established with a digital attestation based on the data reported to the producer register. See also guidance below.
Why authentication of quantities?
The purpose is to secure the accuracy and thereby the quality of reported data. Credibility is important since reported data form the basis for calculation and distribution of various costs and revenues among the producers. This distribution must be precise and fair to avoid distortion of competition among producers subject to producer responsibility. In addition, the EU Commission gets the reported data and uses them to establish whether the environmental objectives are met.
So far, there is no requirement for auditor’s attestation of reporting of quantities for batteries
Guidance for auditor’s digital attestation of electronics
Read the guidance for auditor’s attestation and management’s statement
Criteria for exemption from requirement for auditor’s attestation
Read more about exemption from requirement for auditor’s attestation in this document
Read more about the purpose of the annual reporting. Annual reporting takes place in the period from 1 January – 31 March