The companies within the Group operate in dynamic agricultural and food production markets.

Ensuring responsible risk management is an integral aspect of our business practices.

Market Risks

A market risk is understood as the risk of receiving a lower return than planned in the event of unfavorable market conditions. A market risk in the activities of the companies of the Group could occur through fluctuations in market prices of certain goods, emergence of new competitors in the market or a merger/formation of a group by competitors, relevant crop harvest quality/quantity in a given period, emergence of new goods and production technologies that lead to a fall in the market prices of specific goods, etc.

To manage the potential impact of a market risk, the employees of the companies of the Group:

  • Constantly monitor the market of specialized products;
  • Manage trading…

Trade and Credit Risks

Trade and credit risks are understood as the risks of a lower-than-expected profit if, due to reasons that are dependent or not dependent on the employees of the companies of the Group, improper performance of the terms and conditions of contracts is encountered.

A trade risk in the activities of the companies of the Group could occur through non-delivery of purchased goods, refusal of the buyer to accept the sold goods, non-compliance with contractual terms and conditions concerning the quantity, range, completeness, quality or other characteristics of the goods, inaccuracies in the procedures of the companies of the Group or of outsourced service providers, failure to ensure a due process, and…

Political Risks

Agriculture In the European Union is a highly regulated and supervised industry. Although this regulation and supervision is aimed at ensuring a sufficient income for those engaged in agricultural activities, political changes may affect the situation in the market in which the Group operates. Political risks could arise from the reduction of agricultural subsidies, the tightening of financial assistance-related requirements (which would have a negative impact not only on the activities of agricultural companies managed by the Group, but also on the enterprises supplying those companies), as well as the adoption political decisions such as embargoes, quotas, import or export bans.

To minimize the consequences of such risks, the employees of the companies…

HR Risks

The ability of the Group to maintain a competitive position and implement its growth strategy is determined by the experience and knowledge of the management. Loss of employees and/or inability to hire new employees with relevant knowledge may adversely affect the business prospects and financial position of the Group. HR-related risks in the activities of the companies of the Group could also be encountered in connection with the confidential information available to the staff members, the decisions made by the staff, the responsibility granted to the staff members based on their rights and duties, improperly designed employee motivation systems, etc.

To manage HR Risks:

  • Non-compete agreements have been concluded with certain executives of…

Funding and Liquidity Risks

Examples of funding and liquidity risks include funding supply risk, lack of liquidity, short-term investment risk, foreign exchange risk, interest rate risk, etc.

Information on the financial risk management objectives and used hedging instruments that are subject to hedge accounting, as well as the information on the extent of the price risk, credit risk, liquidity risk and cash flow risk arising for the Group when the Group makes use of financial instruments, all of which is important in assessing the assets, equity, liabilities, income and expenses of the Group, are disclosed in Note 31 to the Financial Statements of the Group for the FY 2022/2023.

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