Risks and Uncertainties


The principal risks and uncertainties to which the group is exposed are unchanged from those identified in our 2010 Annual Report. The principal risks and uncertainties, together with the group’s strategies to manage them, are set in section "Risks and Uncertainties" of the Annual Report and cover the following areas:

  • Technological change and patents
  • Legislation
  • Global, political and economic conditions
  • Environment, health and safety
  • Commercial relationships
  • Foreign exchange
  • Precious metal prices and controls
  • Pensions
  • Customer market dynamics
  • Competitor risk
  • Litigation and investigations
  • Credit risk

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