Risks Related to Strategy
Overall, nine (2020: nine) risks, none of which have a material impact on Vonovia’s business development, have been identified in this risk category. These relate, in particular, to the strategy of making acquisitions when the right opportunities present themselves and the strategy of developing new fields of business and are all green risks.
Vonovia’s strategy is described in the Business Model & Strategy section. Based on this strategy, the Management Board has not identified any significant or acutely threatening risks, let alone risks that could pose a threat to the company’s survival.
Vonovia has set itself an intensity target equating to a roughly 25% reduction in CO₂ emissions in its German portfolio by 2030 compared to the baseline year, 2019, in order to achieve its climate objectives and meet the associated regulatory requirements. We currently consider the risk of non-compliance to be low and improbable.
In addition, Vonovia could be exposed to risks associated with non-compliance with statutory requirements and investor or analyst expectations regarding its sustainability reporting. We currently assess this risk as being associated with a substantial amount of loss, but believe that it is very unlikely to materialize.
Risks could also arise from a failure to meet stakeholder expectations and statutory requirements with regard to diversity. We currently assess this risk as being associated with a low amount of loss and believe that it is very unlikely to materialize.