The risks for this company mainly affect our site located on the bank of the Rhine River. Periods with high or low water can severely limit navigation, and thus obstruct raw material supplies while also creating problems with cooling water supply. But extreme weather events like heavy rainfalls and storms are expected to become more frequent and intensive according to forecasts as well, and may put the security of supplies at risk.
However, there are also opportunities as the demand for new and innovative products may increase. New markets may be opened up when suitable solutions are quickly developed. Apart from new products, our customers may also have a stronger demand for existing products that are designed for applications intended to mitigate climate change effects or have other positive climatic properties. This may generate higher sales.