Incidents related to the quality and safety of raw materials and products in any part of the chain, from primary production to consumption, are ordinary short-term risks in Atria’s business environment. Price trends for raw materials, the general economic climate, market development and competitors’ operations can give rise to uncertainty in the demand for Atria's products.
Other potential short-term uncertainties in Atria’s operations are related to implementing the strategy, maintaining or improving the financial results of business areas and integrating acquired businesses.
African swine fever continues to cause disruption in Estonia. There is a risk of it spreading to Finland. Atria has taken several precautionary measures to prevent the disease from spreading into its production facilities, and strives to manage the risk.
Fluctuations in the value of the rouble influence the Group’s euro-denominated net sales and result. A more detailed description of the risks related to the company's operations was provided in the 2016 annual report.