Derivative financial instruments
Wessanen uses derivative financial instruments to hedge its exposure to foreign exchange, interest rate and commodity risks arising from operating, investing and financing activities. These instruments are initially recognised in the statement of financial position at fair value on a settlement date basis and are subsequently remeasured at their fair value. Gains and losses resulting from the fair value remeasurement are recognised directly in the income statement, unless the derivative qualifies and is effective as a hedging instrument in a designated hedging
relationship. Derivatives that are designated as hedges are accounted for as either cash flow hedges or fair value hedges.
Gains and losses on derivative financial instruments are (ultimately)
recognised in the income statement under financial income and expenses, except for the effective portion of those derivative financial instruments that are designated as hedges and entered into to mitigate operational risks. This portion is recognised in operating result.