Material matters

Our material matters are topics that directly or indirectly impact our ability to create or preserve economic, environmental and social value for our organisation, our stakeholders and society at large. Therefore, material matters include risks that must be managed and opportunities that could be captured to enhance the viability of the business in the short, medium and long term.

How we determine materiality

A list of possible material matters was developed following a detailed materiality review, which considered internal and external research. This year we used a double materiality lens, prioritising our material matters in terms of their impact on our financial operational performance as well as their impact on society, communities and the environment.

  • Step 1

    Conduct a thorough review of the external operating context


    Global operating context
    Global risk registers
    Industry research
    Peer reports
  • Step 2

    Conduct a detailed review of the internal operating environment and business performance


    Review material risks
    Review prior material matters
    UN SDGs
    Internal documentation
    Media releases
    Financial results
  • Step 3

    Prioritise and verify identified material matters


    An online survey to rank material matters was circulated to the Board and employees across the operations
  • Step 4

    Report against our identified material matters


    The approved matters form the basis of our sustainability reporting