Risk management

We operate in a challenging environment  but we recognise that, with careful management, risks can offer opportunities as well as challenges.

We understand that risks are an inherent part of our business. Risk management is an integral part of how we work and it is built into our day to day activities. 

Our Board is responsible for reviewing the effectiveness of our risk management and internal control systems, including financial, operational, and compliance controls. The work undertaken by our Committees is a vital component of the way we effectively review, identify, and manage risk.

Our risk management approach is based upon the principles and guidelines of BS ISO 31000:2009 and on our Internal Control Framework. Our risk framework has continued to mature as we learn from  the challenges we have faced in the past. We have continued to improve our risk management processes  and believe our framework provides us with the structure to identify the risks that may affect our business.

Read more about our risk governance including further details on our Code of Conduct, security, information technology, business continuity management and insurance programme. Our principal risks can also be downloaded.

Risk framework

Our risk management framework is designed to underpin our sustainability and helps our Board fulfil its responsibilities. The framework includes the policies, culture, organisation, behaviours, processes and systems that, taken together, facilitate its effective and efficient operation.

Risk management framework

The Framework supports the Board in exercising its overall responsibilities and to:

  • Regulate the addition of appropriate opportunities and risks into the Group
  • Develop our understanding of the most significant threats and opportunities
  • Promote active management of risk exposures down to acceptable levels
  • Assist us to achieve our business plan objectives and maintain our high standards of operational performance

Our Board is assisted by four committees - the Audit, Compliance and Ethics, Nominations and Remuneration committees

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