In 2018, we updated the materiality matrix, which summarises the most material topics for the Company and our stakeholders, according to the requirements of the GRI Sustainability Standards. We took into consideration macro trends and global priorities for the main Countries where Leonardo operates as well as a benchmark comparison with other sector companies and the ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) evaluations performed by rating agencies.
Listening and dialogue are key elements for us, therefor we involved the representatives of the main stakeholder categories in two of our domestic markets (Italy and the United Kingdom) through dedicated workshops. These workshops represented an opportunity for our external stakeholders – including customers, suppliers, institutions, academia, the financial community, the media and trade associations – to provide and exchange their views and opinions on the key risk areas and opportunities aimed at creating value.
The materiality analysis was completed by involving the Group Management Committee and the results was presented to the competent Board of Directors’ committees – the Nomination, Governance and Sustainability Committee and the Control and Risks Committee.