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Risk management

Risk management is a systematic way of protecting business assets and income against losses in order to achieve the Company's targets without unnecessary interruption. Risk management also includes risk-taking. That means utilisation of opportunities, taking into account the risk-reward ratio in each case.

The objective of risk management is to enable the Company to implement its strategy, to ensure it achieves its financial targets and to protect it from operative incidents, which might prevent it from achieving its targets. A further objective is to ensure the continuity of the operations even in an exceptional business environment.

The main risk areas of the Company have been identified. Each ExCom member has been allocated his/her own area of responsibility with regard to the identified risks, including the management and proper organisation of those risk areas throughout the Group.

Group Risk Management Team, comprising the CFO, President, Uponor Infra, President, Building Solutions - Europe, General Counsel and Vice President Treasury and Risk Management, is responsible for the monitoring of Group-level risks and mitigation actions, and for informing the ExCom and the Board.

Vice President, Treasury and Risk Management is responsible for providing support to the ExCom in developing risk policies and guidelines, as well as for establishing assessment, monitoring and reporting procedures. He/she provides support to the Regions/areas, units and functions by providing assistance and training. He/she is also responsible for establishing and maintaining the company's global insurance programmes.

A summary of risks associated with business are described in the annual report in the section "Review by the Board of Directors".

Financial Risk Management related notes can be found in the annual report in the section "Notes to the consolidated financial statements".

Updated : 26.02.2016