Risk Management


The task of risk management is to identify, manage and track the major risks in the Group's business and business environment to enable the Group to achieve its strategic adn financial goals in the best possible way. The Group's management board is responsible for risk management.

Tecnotree’s general annual assessments of external risks assessed by the Management Board define the biggest risks. These assessments are made by evaluating the probability and the impact of the different risks, and based on this a risk map is comprised. Actions and a person in charge are defined for each significant risk. The most significant risks have been described in the Board of Directors’ Report. The Board approves the significant principles of risk management.

Sufficiency of funds has been one of the significant risks in the company. The district court of Espoo decided on 9 March 2015 to commence the corporate restructuring proceedings concerning Tecnotree Corporation in accordance with the Act on Restructuring of Enterprises. Consequently, the company has executed separate evaluations, control actions and plans.

Corporate governance is implemented through documented policies. The main policies are policy for making sales agreements, credit policy, cash management policy, policy for hedging against currency risks, policy for making purchase agreements and approval policy.

A big part of the risks is related to sales. These risks can be mitigated by reviewing offers systematically. Tecnotree has uniform principles and practices in bid reviews.

The subsidiaries and foreign offices of the parent company have issued guidelines and policies for their own specific purposes that are in line with the Group level policies. The company has defined its Code of Conduct.

The Group’s financial management is responsible for managing foreign exchange, interest rate and liquidity risks and for taking out insurance against operational risks.

The Management Board handles risks and risk management in its meetings on a regular basis. The CEO reports these to the Board of Directors.

The risks pertaining to the financial reporting are mitigated by the methods in financial reporting and control of the group. Majority of the sales transactions are at the parent company level, common chart of accounts and IFRS principles applied, common systems with comprehensive database, centralised treasury and financing, and an easy-to access archive for contracts and policies.