ANALYSIS OF RISKS AND SENSITIVITY IN ADDTECH’S BUSINESS
Exposure to risks is part of the business. This is reflected in Addtech's ongoing risk management work, which aims to identify and measure risks and prevent them from occurring, and to continually make improvements, thus reducing potential risks. Our risk management focuses on business risks, financial risks and other potential material risks, such as legal risks. Assessments of the operation's risk take place in all units. The Addtech Group has internal rules in the form of policies and instructions that give the responsible managers tools with which to identify and follow up the progress of the operation and to detect deviations that could become risks. Monthly reports, in which the managers describe developments in their respective units, are a systematic way of following up the situation in our operations. In these monthly reports, 'warning flags' about negative deviations are raised or risks are identified.
Addtech's profit and financial position, as well as its strategic position, are affected by various internal factors within Addtech's control and various external factors over which Addtech has limited influence. Addtech's most significant risks are the state of the economy combined with structural changes and competition.
In addition, Addtech is affected by financial risks such as transaction exposure, translation exposure, financing risk, interest rate risk and credit and counterparty risk. See Note 3 in the annual report 2015/2016 for a more detailed description of how Addtech manages financial risks.