Assessment of the Group’s risk and opportunity situation

No substantial risks arose in the reporting year. There were no particular structural changes in the Group’s risks. According to our current assessment, there are no risks that endanger the company’s continued existence.

Both the Audit Committee and the auditors ascertained that the Executive Board and Supervisory Board have taken the measures prescribed by Section 91 (2) German Stock Corporation Act (AktG) in an appropriate manner and that the legally required risk management and monitoring system fulfills all the requirements.

For a complete overview of company activities, the opportunities for the Group must be considered in addition to the risks. The existing opportunities for the Aurubis Group are comparable to those of the previous year. We are confident that we will be able to make use of the opportunities presented by our business portfolio, our expertise and our ability to innovate. At the same time, these factors put us in a position to successfully counter existing risks. Furthermore, we are convinced that we have the appropriate processes, measures and instruments in place to identify important opportunities and to manage relevant risks.