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Materiality

​When determining materiality we identify issues of significance for us. These issues can then form the basis of our work in sustainability.

We identified relevant topics taking into consideration the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidance on materiality and completeness. We also use:

  • general trends in the marketplace,
  • regulatory and compliance drivers,
  • interviews of representatives from different stakeholder groups for their specific input and
  • our analysis of the topics that are material for a group of relevant stakeholders.

The input from different stakeholder groups  particularly useful in helping us to refine the concept of materiality and enables us to focus on the sustainability issues that we believe our stakeholders find important for us to both work and report on.

These analyses and interactions result in an extensive list of topics that can be classified under four main headings: 1) Environmental, 2) Social, 3) Economic and 4) General.

Individual topics we include under each other of these headings are highlighted in the graph below. The issues as shown hereunder are plotted according to the GRI guidelines.

Materiality matrix

 
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Stakeholders

We consider continuous, open and constructive dialogue with our various stakeholder groups in all countries and areas where we operate to be of key importance.

Learn more about our stakeholders