Which issues - in terms of corporate responsibility - are of particular importance for long-term business success?
What do the various stakeholders expect? In which areas does the company contribute to a more sustainable development? Where is there a particular need for action? These are the basics of materiality analysis (also: materiality analysis). They help to narrow down the scope of reports (such as the sustainability report) and to focus on the important information.
Materiality analysis of ALSO
ALSO conducted a materiality analysis in 2020. In order to analyze external expectations, we seek exchanges with shareholders, take into account publications and ratings on the subject of ESG, and hold discussions with banks and investors as well as with our manufacturers and customers on the subject.
There were also occasional discussions with municipalities or institutions. Internal expectations are assessed at an annual meeting with over 200 ALSO managers.
The following key topics in the area of sustainable fields of action were identified:
- Commitment to our stakeholders
- Sustainable profitable growth
- Expansion of product and service portfolio for our customers
- Digital development
- Commitment to the environment
- CO2 emissions
- Energy consumption and waste
- Responsibility along the supply chain
- Commitment to employees
- Attractive employer
- health and safety
- Further training and qualification
- community engagement
- Teaching digital competence
- Data protection