The contents of this report and the environmental, social, and governance issues we consider material are determined by a wide-ranging materiality assessment and our direct stakeholder engagement outlined. The material topics outlined in this report are defined in accordance with materiality as defined by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) 3: Material Topics 2021 guidelines and does not equate to financial materiality as presented in our Annual Report and financial filings.

Materiality Assessment

We completed our first comprehensive stakeholder materiality assessment at the end of fiscal 2021. This was a vital step in prioritizing topics across the broad universe of key sustainability issues identified through our research and benchmarking. To facilitate feedback, we limited our formal assessment to 27 potentially material topics. We continually work to evolve our understanding of the topics most important to our stakeholders and adjust our reporting as these topics change over time.

 To identify the material and emerging issues addressed by our company, the materiality assessment was conducted using Datamaran’s software-based solution. One of the key benefits of using this software was its ability to analyze our external stakeholders’ disclosure and priorities, factoring in regulatory trends and sustainability rating criteria. For internal stakeholders, we conducted a direct employee survey, with aggregated results to determine the rank of priorities for each employee group, including our Board of Directors.

Materiality Matrix

The results were analyzed and plotted on a preliminary materiality matrix, which the internal sustainability and executive leadership teams reviewed. After final review by the Board of Directors, nine topics are identified as high priority and are organized in alignment with our Impact 2025 strategy and broader business strategy. The matrix shown summarizes a total of 23 material topics out of the 27 considered. These topics are mapped to the appropriate GRI Standard, and relevant GRI indicators are reported.

High Priority Material Topics

  1. Business Continuity
  2. Business Ethics
  3. Circular Economy
  4. Climate Change Risk and Opportunities
  5. Data Security
  6. Employee Engagement, Diversity, and Inclusion
  7. Employee Wellbeing, Health, and Safety
  8. Product Quality and Safety
  9. Talent Management

Material Topics

  1. Community Relations
  2. Competitive Behavior
  3. Corporate Transparency
  4. GHG Emissions and Energy Management
  5. Governance Structures and Mechanisms
  6. Human Rights
  7. Innovation and Technology
  8. Labor Practices
  9. Long-Term Value Creation
  10. Operation Clean Sweep
  11. Operational Waste Management
  12. Regulatory Compliance
  13. Responsible Supply Chain
  14. Water and Wastewater Management

Key Discussion Topics

Key material topics can vary by stakeholder. Through the materiality assessment and other direct dialogue channels, we have determined priority topics for all stakeholders in our value chain, including investors, suppliers, customers, retailers, and internal stakeholders – our team members.


  • Product Quality and Safety
  • Circular Economy
  • Climate Change Risk and Opportunity


  • Employee Wellbeing
  • Health, and Safety
  • Data Security


  • Climate Change Risk & Opportunity
  • Employee Engagement, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Business Ethics

High Priority Sustainability Topics

The topics below, listed in alphabetical order, were finalized as our current highest priority sustainability topics based on the results of our latest materiality assessment. We are providing transparency on additional topics to assist our stakeholders in understanding our broader impacts.

Graphic to illustrate high priority topic: Ethics & Compliance

Business Ethics

This topic includes ethical standards at the leadership level in decision-making processes, as outlined in our Global Code of Business Ethics, as well as training on the subject and implementation by staff and management.
Graphic to illustrate high priority sustainability pillar: Circular Economy

Circular Economy

Sustainability considerations in the production and consumption of products and services during their use phase and end-of-life are addressed under this topic.
Graphic to illustrate high priority sustainability pillar: Climate Change

Climate Change Risk and Opportunities

This topic assesses the risks and opportunities presented by climate change and the transition to a low-carbon economy, as well as adaptation and resilience measures. We disclose data
relating to greenhouse gas emissions and emission reduction targets.
Graphic to illustrate high priority safety pillar: Data security

Data Security

This topic focuses on the vulnerability and potential breakdown of critical information systems and networks due to security breaches and data management, including collection,
storage, processing, usage, and sharing of data.
Graphic to illustrate high priority social pillar: Employee engagement, Diversity & Inclusion

Employee Engagement Diversity and Inclusion

The processes and mechanisms a company must implement to grow and maintain diversity in the workforce and ensure equal opportunities/treatment for all employees are defined under this topic.
Graphic to illustrate high priority social pillar: Employee Health Wellbeing & Safety

Employee Wellbeing Health and Safety

This topic addresses the mental and physical condition of employees with respect to their health and wellbeing, and the integration of health and safety processes to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and death.
Graphic to illustrate high priority topic: Product Quality & Safety

Product Quality and Safety

Management of risks and characteristics that can affect the quality of products and services and consequently, the health or safety of consumers or the environment are factors considered in the scope of this topic.
Graphic to illustrate high priority social pillar: Human Rights & Labor Conditions

Talent Management

This topic evaluates mechanisms to find, recruit, manage, and retain the right employees and talent to build an optimal workforce and boost business growth while minimizing negative impacts.

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