Shareprice

The Board as a whole takes responsibility for management of risk throughout the business.

We believe that risk is best managed by a combination of the following:

  • Formal risk management processes as described in this report
  • The Board and senior management leading by example
  • Alignment through promoting colleague shareholding in Dunelm
  • Embedding our culture and values
  • Given the size of our Board and the relative lack of complexity in our business, we do not have a separate Board Risk Committee; our Audit and Risk Committee oversees the risk management process as part of its activities

Given the size of our Board and the relative lack of complexity in our business, we do not have a separate Board Risk Committee; our Audit and Risk Committee oversees the risk management process as part of its activities.

Risk Management Framework

The Board confirms that:

  • There is an ongoing process for identifying, evaluating and managing the principal risks faced by the Group;
  • The systems have been in place for the year under review and up to the date of approval of the annual report and financial statements;
  • They are regularly reviewed by the Board; and
  • The systems accord with the guidance to Audit Committees issued by the Financial Reporting Council dated April 2016.

The table below sets out how responsibility for risk management is allocated and how that responsibility is discharged:

Board

Collective responsibility for managing risk

  • Formal review of principal risks twice annually – one of which is in connection with consideration of the viability statement (see further below)
  • Risk topics reviewed in depth through regular timetabled presentations or papers
  • Monitors KPIs through Board reports
  • Assesses the coverage and adequacy of independent assurance
  • Ensures Executive Directors have line responsibility for managing specific risks

Audit and Risk Committee

Oversees risk management process

  • Receives report on risk management process twice annually
  • Conducts formal reviews of principal risks twice annually – one of which is in connection with consideration of the viability statement (see further below)
  • Allocates resources for independent assurance reviews of selected risks
  • Selects and proposes topics for ‘key risk’ reviews by the Board

Executive Board

Reviews principal risks

Members have responsibility for managing risk within their area of accountability

  • Conducts formal reviews of principal risks twice annually
  • Reviews risk topics through regular timetabled presentations or papers
  • Monitors KPIs through Executive Board reports
  • Delegates line responsibility for managing risk within their area of accountability to individual Executive Board members and reviews these formally twice a year

Company Secretary

Ensures that the above process is adhered to

  • Conducts individual risk reviews with Executives
  • Maintains the risk register
  • Presents the outcome of the risk review to the Executive Board, the Audit and Risk Committee and the Group Board twice a year
  • Ensures that principal risk topics are scheduled for regular review by the Executive Board and the Group Board