The year 2020 was significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite dramatic changes to society in a short period of time, we quickly and effectively adapted to remote working and carried out necessary restructuring. For the Group, we achieved an operating margin for the year of 8.0 per cent (7.6), despite structural changes. In so doing, we reached all of the financial objectives previously set by the Board of Directors.
We have accelerated our strategic shift in terms of the offering, industry diversification and business model and are now well positioned to respond to the demand for sustainable and user-friendly technology, which we can see is greater than ever.