The process of analysing materiality aims to identify the most important economic and governance, social and environmental or "material" topics for the Group and the interested parties, and takes into account their impact on the stakeholders. The analysis is divided into phases – documental and contextual analysis, comparison with internal and external stakeholders and with company managers, the processing of the matrix and the return of the results. The output is the materiality matrix, a two-dimensional graph, where the topics are placed according to 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, we have confirmed the pertinence and validity of the results of the analysis of materiality conducted in 2017 for 2018.
Consistent with last year, therefore, the 2018 materiality matrix shows a total of 24 topics of sustainability, 20 of which are considered of major importance and consistent with the Group’s strategic, business and sustainability planning.