The process of analysing materiality is aimed at identifying the most important economic and governance, social and environmental or "material" topics for the Group and the parties, concerned, taking into account their impact on the business and on the stakeholders. The analysis is divided into phases – documental and contextual analysis, comparison with internal and external stakeholders and with company managers, processing of the matrix and return of the results. The output is the materiality matrix, a two-dimensional graph, where the topics are placed in order of their importance.
Given the stability of our corporate management, the continuity of the Group’s strategic direction and the absence of any marked variations in the contextual analysis, for 2018 we have confirmed the pertinence and validity of the results of the of materiality analysis conducted in 2017.
Keeping with last year, therefore, the 2018 materiality matrix shows a total of 24 sustainability issues, 20 of which are considered of major relevance and consistent with the Group’s strategic, business and sustainability planning.