The XDC is a purely physical figure and contains in its Standard version (the same
parameter assumptions for all under a Business As Usual Scenario) no political, economic or
socio-economic assumptions are part of the calculation.
The Standard XDC can be compared with the Standard XDC of other company´s, sector´s, country´s or
relevant peer group’s e.g. by means of Index comparison.
The comparison of a Scenario Based XDC is only possible if consistent scenario parameters for all units are used,
even if the resulting assumptions behind the parameters differ, the parameters used in different Scenario Based XDC
must be the same, in order to allow comparability.