Stakeholder dialogue and materiality analysis

Gränges seeks to establish long-term and transparent dialogues with stakeholders. The key issues raised in the stakeholder dialogue constitutes the main parts of the company’s materiality analysis and reporting.

Stakeholder dialogue

Gränges has identified five main stakeholder groups: customers, suppliers, employees, society and investors.

The company had an on-going dialogue with stakeholders throughout the year, and also conducts more in-depth discussions with selected stakeholders as part of its sustainability activities.

During 2016, Gränges conducted a web-based survey regarding the company’s sustainability activities. The survey focused on relevant industry Gränges seeks to establish long-term and transparent dialogues with stakeholders. The key issues raised in the stakeholder dialogue constitutes the main parts of the company’s materiality analysis and reporting. standards, reporting frameworks and issues previously raised by stakeholders. Respondents also had the option of raising additional sustainability issues in the survey.

The company invited all employees and a selection of representatives from the other stakeholder groups to respond to the survey. To obtain a more thorough understanding for stakeholders’ expectations of Gränges, the survey was followed up by interviews with a selection of representatives from respective groups in Sweden. Gränges is conducting similar interviews in China and the US in 2017.


Stakeholder
Communication
examples
Key sustainability issues
for stakeholders
Customers
  • Customer survey
  • On-going dialogue
  • Material handling and proportion of recycled aluminium
  • Customer satisfaction
Suppliers
  • Supplier declaration
  • On-going dialogue
  • Purchasing processes
  • Proportion of recycled aluminium
Employees
  • Performance reviews
  • Employee surveys
  • Intranet
  • Gränges as a workplace
  • Health and safety
  • Diversity and equality
  • Code of Conduct
Investors
  • Annual General Meeting
  • Quarterly reports and annual reports
  • Press releases
  • Conference calls
  • Capital markets days
  • Code of Conduct and supplier declaration
  • Ethics and anti-corruption
  • Emissions and energy use
  • Customer satisfaction
Society
  • Local co-operation
  • Participation in networks and working groups
  • Interns and student dissertations
  • Gränges as a workplace
  • Gränges in the local community
  • Emissions

 

Materiality analysis

Results from the online survey and interviews constituted the main parts of the materiality analysis that Gränges carried out in 2016 within its work on GRI G4. The materiality analysis was conducted by a working group made up of Gränges management team and other senior company executives.

Those areas highlighted in the stakeholder dialogue were evaluated according to a materiality perspective where both stakeholders’ expectations of Gränges, and Gränges economic, social and environmental impact were taken into account.

The materiality analysis resulted in Gränges defining eight material aspects for its work on sustainability and communication with stakeholders. These aspects will be reviewed on an annual basis by a working group to ensure that Gränges is focusing on the relevant issues, and is communicated with stakeholders in line with their wishes.

 
Gränges’ material aspects

  Material aspect within Gränges’ operations Material aspects outside Gränges’ operations
Use of recycled aluminium X Suppliers
Internal energy use X -
Emissions X -
Health and safety X -
Diversity and equality X -
Ethics and anti-corruption X Suppliers and customers
Supplier evaluation X Suppliers
Customer satisfaction X Customers