Risk and opportunities management
Fresenius Medical Care sees risk management as the ongoing task of determining, analyzing and evaluating the spectrum of potential and actual developments in the Company and our environment, and, where possible, taking corrective measures. Our far-reaching risk management system, the principles of which are stipulated in Group-wide guidelines and described in more detail here, is therefore an important component of our management and control. It enables the Management Board to identify at an early stage risks that could endanger the growth or continued existence of Fresenius Medical Care, and take steps to minimize their impact as far as possible.
We identify opportunities based on comprehensive quantitative and qualitative analyses of market data, research projects and general health trends in society. The close cooperation between our strategy and planning departments and those responsible for M & A activities (dealing with the acquisition, sale or merging of companies and parts of companies) allows us to recognize opportunities worldwide as early as possible. Our ability to anticipate general economic, industry-specific, regional and local trends at an early stage enables us to adjust our business model accordingly. An overview of the most important opportunities, which we intend to seize for our Company, is available in the “Outlook” chapter.