Risk report

Risks and opportunities

In the pursuit of our business activities, Henkel becomes exposed to a multiplicity of risks inherent in the global market economy. We deploy an array of effective monitoring and control systems aligned to identifying risk at an early stage, evaluating the exposure and introducing effective countermeasures. We have incorporated these instruments within a uniform risk management system as described below.

Entrepreneurial activity also involves identifying, developing and exploiting opportunities as a means of securing and extending the company’s competitiveness. The reporting aspect of our risk management system does not extend to entrepreneurial opportunity. Rather, we continuously examine and evaluate the opportunities available to us under the auspices of our business sectors, as an elementary component of our strategy. Major opportunities have been included in our forecast report.