As all of us know from daily life, sustainability is not a single activity, but a principle of action that encompasses numerous aspects. It is therefore important for companies to set the right priorities. This means that we first have to define the topics that are most relevant to our stakeholders and where the company can have the greatest impact.
This is precisely what we have done with the “materiality analysis.” In doing so, we have proceeded pragmatically, step by step.
It all started with an extensive literature assessment of our competitors' sustainability issues and industrial risks. In addition, we defined the most important stakeholder groups for us in terms of sustainability: customers, suppliers and service providers, employees, society as a whole, as well as banks and investors. We then collected further possible topics in qualitative interviews with external sustainability experts, the Körber Group Executive Board, and the Heads of our Group Functions.