An enterprise performs a risk analysis to describe risk related to all of its activities. The analysis provides a basis for supporting decisions on investments and risk-reducing measures.
The risk picture to be established covers all aspects of , using the notation introduced in Chapter 2. In order to obtain a structure for the risk picture, a distinction is made between various types of risk:
Furthermore, a distinction is made among the various parties involved:
The main perspective for the risk analysis is the enterprise and its owners.
For the different types of risk, a series of more specific risk analyses are conducted, based on various data sources. For example, comprehensive statistics are available on the prices of the various products, accident events and so on.