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Report of the board of management

Framework

Our approach to risk management

Given the complexity of worldwide operations in various markets and jurisdictions, Corbion needs to ensure timely identification and effective management of all significant risks inherent to the execution of its strategy to support the realization of its objectives. Corbion has an enterprise-wide risk management (ERM) program in place to preserve its reputation, assets, competitive edge, and profits. ERM is the process of systematically identifying, analyzing, evaluating, and addressing risks that may impact the achievement of Corbion's objectives.

Our approach to risk management aims to achieve a reasonable level of assurance to realize our objectives, in line with the Enterprise Risk Management framework of the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO). Our approach aims to embed risk awareness and risk management at all levels of Corbion to ensure that decisions are taken with conscious evaluation of the inherent risks in relation to the risk appetite. Risk management is an integral part of running the business and therefore owned by line management (first line of defense). Our risk management approach covers strategic, operations, compliance, and reporting risks, which can be illustrated as follows.

The implementation of the main COSO framework elements is explained below.