Risk and Opportunity Report
The Daimler Group’s divisions are exposed to a large number of risks that are directly linked with business activities. A risk is understood as the danger that events, developments or actions will prevent the Group or one of its divisions from achieving its targets. It is also important for the Daimler Group to identify opportunities so that they can be utilized as part of Daimler’s business activities, thus safeguarding and enhancing the Daimler Group’s competitiveness. An opportunity is understood as the possibility to surpass the planned targets as a result of events, developments or actions. The divisions have direct responsibility for recognizing and managing business risks and opportunities at an early stage. As part of the strategy process, risks related to the planned long-term development and opportunities for further profitable growth are identified and integrated into the decision-making process. In order to identify risks and opportunities at an early stage and to assess and manage them consistently, Daimler applies effective management and control systems, which are integrated into a risk and opportunity management system. Risks and opportunities are not offset. The system is described below.