Overall assessment of the risk and opportunity position
The Volkswagen Group’s overall risk and opportunity position results from the specific risks and opportunities shown above. We have put in place a comprehensive risk management system to ensure that these risks are controlled. The most significant risks to the Volkswagen Group across all risk categories result from a negative trend in markets and unit sales, quality problems, and the failure to develop products in line with demand and regulations, especially in view of e-mobility and digitalization. We have added cyber security and failure to meet CO2-related regulations to this list given their growing importance. The Volkswagen Group is still exposed to risks from the diesel issue. Depending on the course of events, the spread of the coronavirus could have a negative impact on 2020. Taking into account all the information known to us at present, no risks exist which could pose a threat to the continued existence of significant Group companies or the Volkswagen Group.