Step 1: Identification
Relevant topics have been identified by looking at the different types of impact that occur in each step of our value chain. We have considered our products, market and supply chain, as well as our vision and mission in view of what needs be improved in order to support sustainable development. We have considered the impact outside the organization and in the interfaces between the organization and external parties, combined with what topics and concerns our stakeholders historically have raised. This gave us a gross list of possibly material topics that needed prioritization.
Step 2: Prioritization
We used the list of identified topics as a basis for our stakeholder dialogue and for our internal discussions. All the topics were rated from the most important to the least important. From the list of rated topics, we have chosen to focus on the top 15-20 ones that have been considered as most important both by our external and by our group management team.
Step 3: Validation
We have analyzed the outcome of step 1 and 2, and found that the prioritized topics represent a balanced combination that includes several angles of our economic, environmental and social responsbility. These topics might change over time, as our business develops and stakeholder demands changes.