A materiality assessment to determine key focus areas for the organization has been executed in 2020. The first step in this assessment was to select a long list of material topics by means of a peer- and media analysis. We also developed a stakeholder mapping to select the most important internal and external stakeholders that we wanted to involve in the materiality assessment. The next step was to execute a survey and interviews with these internal and external stakeholders. The questionnaire consisted of questions related to our risks and opportunities, improvement areas, our commitment to society, the contribution to the SDGs and the ranking of material topics.
Below you can find the materiality matrix that has been validated by the management and board of the organization. The materiality matrix is a graphical demonstration which sets forth key areas of importance to our internal and external stakeholders. Packaging, Sustainable products, Circularity and Transparent supply chains were selected as most important topics for our organization. For each material topic we defined a workstream where representatives of the different business units work together closely to define roadmaps and KPIs. Every year, the outcome of the materiality assessment will be validated and adjustments will be made to the strategic spearheads of the policy and material topics where necessary.