Determining the key sustainability topics for the company’s long-term success
In September and October 2015, we carried out our internal materiality analysis based on the one from 2013, as well as an external stakeholder survey. The topics identified two years ago and new topics served as the foundation for prioritizing the issues in the 2015 materiality process. The goals were to determine Aurubis’ central sustainability topics for the company’s long-term success, to focus the Sustainability Strategy and to develop the areas of activity and objectives related to sustainability further.
Fifteen managers from all of the company’s divisions carried out the internal materiality analysis. We included all eight of the stakeholder groups relevant to Aurubis in the external stakeholder survey. Significant stakeholders were then selected from each stakeholder group.
Overall, 29 participants were personally interviewed by an external service provider. Aurubis is therefore in the same range as the EURO STOXX 50 and the DAX 30 companies with regards to the number of stakeholders interviewed over the phone. About 60 % of the participants came from Germany, while the others came from other European countries, Chile and Canada.