Operational risk management is a critical component of an organization’s overall risk management program. It is the process of identifying, assessing, and mitigating potential operational risks that can have an adverse impact on the organization’s financial performance, reputation, and operations. This policy outlines the principles and procedures for managing operational risk in the organization.
This policy applies to all employees, contractors, and other stakeholders of the organization. It covers all operational risks, including but not limited to financial, legal, compliance, regulatory, and reputational risks.
Operational risk: The risk of loss resulting from inadequate or failed internal processes, people, and systems, or from external events.
Risk management: The process of identifying, assessing, and mitigating or controlling risks.
The organization will identify and assess potential operational risks that could have an adverse impact on the organization’s financial performance, reputation, and operations. This process will involve identifying potential risks, assessing the likelihood of occurrence, and determining the potential impact of each risk.
Once potential risks have been identified, the organization will assess the likelihood of occurrence and potential impact of each risk. This assessment will be based on the organization’s knowledge of the risk and its experience with similar risks.
Once the risks have been identified and assessed, the organization will develop and implement risk mitigation strategies to reduce the likelihood of occurrence and the potential impact of each risk. Risk mitigation strategies may include establishing procedures and controls, implementing training and awareness programs, and performing regular audits.
The organization will report on the status of operational risk management activities on a regular basis. This will include reporting on risk identification, assessment, and mitigation activities.
The organization will monitor the effectiveness of the risk management program on a regular basis. This will include monitoring the effectiveness of risk identification, assessment, and mitigation activities.
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The organization will review the risk management program on a regular basis. This will include assessing the effectiveness of risk identification, assessment, and mitigation activities, and making changes as necessary.