The purpose of risk management is to advance the fulfilment of SATOs strategic and business objectives. Furthermore, the task of risk management is to evaluate any threats and opportunities appearing in business operations in relation to the objectives set, secure operational continuity, produce information to support decision-making processes in business operations, and increase the awareness of the organisation of possibilities and uncertainties in the operating environment.
We identify any risks that may prevent key objectives from being fulfilled annually during strategic and operational planning processes. In order to ensure that strategic and operational risks are handled comprehensively, key SATO employees take part in the risk identification process.
We have set responsibilities for the evaluation and monitoring of the realisation of recognised risks. When required, risk management measures will be initiated to prevent the realisation of risks or to enhance the monitoring of a certain area. Management can also be strengthened by preparing operating models for various risk situations.
On a Group level, changes in situations and the sufficiency of management are evaluated on a quarterly basis, while persons responsible for each risk area perform continuous evaluations.
|Risk||Description of risk||Control measures|
|Regulatory risk||A risk than the activities of the authorities, political guidelines or legal amendments disturb the development of towns and cities and SATOs operating conditions.||
|Impact of a long-term recession on the development of prices and demand for apartments||A risk that a trend lower that the basic scenario applied by SATO to evaluate the economic situation is realised. A risk that market demand decreases significantly, resulting in a decrease in the value of SATOs apartment stock.||
|Reputation risk||A risk that SATOs reputation/image is damaged, reducing business operations, or that irresponsible activities in the real estate business ruin the reputation of the industry. A risk that a significant industrial operator faces financial difficulties that are also reflected in the value of housing assets of other operators.||
|Risks associated with partnerships||A risk that a major partner faces financial difficulties or other problems, causing significant damage to SATOs business operations.||
|Cyber threats||A risk that an external party attacks SATOs data systems and/or data network with the purpose of causing disruption and endangering SATOs operations. A risk that, as a result of an attack, SATOs customer information ends up in wrong hands and/or it is misused.||
|Significant difficulties in the availability and price of financing||A risk that current sources of financing are unable to respond to SATO's financing needs in the medium term. Key risks include difficulties in the availability and price of bank financing due to changes in the market environment, and a decrease in demand in the Nordic bond market.||