Board of Management’s assessment of the aggregate risk and opportunity position
The assessment of the aggregate risk position is the outcome of the consolidated analysis of all material risk categories or individual risks. The aggregate risk position did not change fundamentally in 2020 compared with the previous year. Our major challenges particularly include the regulatory factors, economic uncertainty in consequence of the coronavirus pandemic, the implementation of the business combination of T‑Mobile US and Sprint, intense competition and the associated price pressure in the telecommunications business, as well as the pressure to change arising from new technologies and strategic transformation. As it stands today, Deutsche Telekom AG’s Board of Management sees no risk to the Group’s continued existence as a going concern. As of the reporting date and the time of preparing the financial statements, there were no risks that jeopardize Deutsche Telekom AG’s and key Group companies’ continued existence as a going concern.
We are convinced that we will also be able to master challenges and exploit opportunities in the future without having to take on any unacceptably high risks either for our business or for society and the environment. We strive to achieve a good overall balance between opportunities and risks, with the aim of increasing added value for our stakeholders by analyzing and seizing new market opportunities.
For further information on sustainability, please refer to the section “Corporate responsibility and non-financial statement.”