L'Air Liquide

Provisions under IFRS

The focus of this report is the disclsoure of provisions within IFRS financial statements. Included is an examination of company disclosures relating to individual classes of provision such as nature and timing as well as movements during the year. Our analysis is based on the financial statements of 26 large listed European companies drawn from a broad range of countries and industries. 

Inventories under IFRS

Based on a sample of 28 large listed European companies that report under IFRS, supplemented by Company Reporting data and comment, this report analyses the disclosure of inventory accounting practice. Included is an examination of company disclosures relating to cost allocation formulae and a survey of the methods identified.

Related Party Disclosures under IFRS

Focusing on a sample of 30 large listed European companies that report under IFRS, supplemented by Company Reporting data and comment, this report analyses the types of related parties identified and the form that company disclosures take.
 

Accounting for Property Plant and Equipment under IFRS

Focusing on a sample of 30 large listed European companies that report under IFRS, supplemented by Company Reporting data and comment, this report analyses the types of Property Plant and Equipment recognised by companies and the disclosures given in their respect including those relating to the determination of carrying amounts and depreciation charges as well as the clarity of disclosures in relation to movements during the year.

L’Air Liquide SA Period End 31 December 2007

L’Air Liquide Annual Report 2007

Goodwill arising through minority buy-out represents 7.3% of equity
French industrial gas company L'Air Liquide recognises €472 million goodwill, equal to 7.3% of equity, on buying out a minority interest, a practice that will not be allowed under revised IAS 27 "Consolidated and separate financial statements".