Reporting standard

List of our stakeholders in alphabetical order

  • General public
  • Analysts
  • Investors
  • Customers
  • Suppliers
  • Local community
  • Employees
  • Partners
  • Competitors

Our report complies with the internationally recognized guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and therefore fulfills the highest transparency requirements applicable to sustainability reports. The sustainability report for fiscal 2015/2016 is based, just like its predecessors, on the latest G4 standard set by the GRI in accordance with the "Core" option. This means that all key sustainability aspects required by the GRI are considered in the report and that at least one indicator for each of the aspects is included. The G4 standard requires that organizations concentrate in their reporting process and final report on those topics that are "material" – in other words, relevant or critical – to their business and their stakeholders.

Alongside the aspect of materiality, our focus in the year under review was on stakeholder inclusiveness and open dialogue with stakeholders. The GRI considers materiality and stakeholder inclusiveness, together with the principles of completeness and the sustainability context (including an organization's possibilities and limitations), as crucial elements in terms of the report's scope.

The GRI guidelines include the key issues and challenges for our company that we need to address on our path towards greater sustainability. They also take full account of the requirements of individual stakeholder groups.