In the reporting year 2022, it was the underlying ambition for the Fresenius Group and the business segments to enable access to our products and care as well as support particularly vulnerable patient groups. We are of the opinion, that this was supported by the measures described in this chapter.
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to be felt in all areas of the Fresenius Group in 2022 and affected our operating performance, as detailed in the Group Management Report. With the measures taken since 2020 and the experience of recent years, we believe we are now well positioned to ensure the protection of patients and our employees at our sites. Our goal remains that we want to live up to our responsibility as part of the healthcare system.