Stakeholder dialogue

Gränges seeks to establish long-term and transparent dialogues with its stakeholders. Stakeholder inclusiveness is a priority for Gränges and the company maintains an ongoing dialogue with its stakeholders to ensure it meets their expectations. Also, as part of the sustainability reporting process, Gränges engages selected stakeholders in a structured dialogue to identify key sustainability topics and reporting content.

The key issues raised in the stakeholder dialogue constitute the main parts of the company’s materiality assessment and reporting. Gränges has identified five main stakeholder groups to include in the stakeholder dialogue: customers, employees, investors, society and suppliers.

Key sustainability topics for the stakeholder group

  • Customer satisfaction
  • Eco-responsible innovation
  • Energy and emissions
  • Health and safety
  • Product life-cycle performance
  • Recycled aluminium and raw materials
  • Supplier assessments

Dialogue forum

  • Customer survey
  • Fairs, seminars
  • Ongoing dialogue
  • Questionnaires from customers
  • Stakeholder surveys and in-depth interviews

Key sustainability topics for the stakeholder group

  • Diversity and equality
  • Emissions to air and water
  • Ethics and anti-corruption
  • Gränges’ workplace
  • Health and safety
  • Product life-cycle performance
  • Supplier assessments

Dialogue forum

  • Annual performance reviews
  • Employee surveys every two years
  • Internal training
  • Intranet communication
  • Stakeholder surveys and in-depth interviews
  • Workplace meetings

Key sustainability topics for the stakeholder group

  • Customer satisfaction
  • Economic performance
  • Eco-responsible innovation
  • Energy and emissions
  • Ethics and anti-corruption
  • Gränges’ workplace
  • Recycled aluminium and raw materials
  • Supplier assessments

Dialogue forum

  • Annual general meeting
  • Annual and quarterly reports
  • Capital markets days every two years
  • Quarterly conference calls
  • Investor and analyst seminars and meetings
  • Press releases
  • Stakeholder surveys and in-depth interviews
  • Sustainability questionnaires from ESG data providers
  • Website

Key sustainability topics for the stakeholder group

  • Community involvement
  • Energy and emissions
  • Health and safety

Dialogue forum

  • Collaboration with universities and schools
  • Interns and student dissertations
  • Local cooperation, ongoing dialogue
  • Participation in networks and working groups
  • Stakeholder surveys and in-depth interviews

Key sustainability topics for the stakeholder group

  • Customer satisfaction
  • Economic performance
  • Energy and emissions
  • Ethics and anti-corruption
  • Health and safety
  • Recycled aluminium and raw materials
  • Purchasing processes

Dialogue forum

  • Ongoing dialogue
  • Stakeholder surveys and in-depth interviews
  • Supplier assessments
  • Supplier Code of Conduct

External initiatives and memberships

Gränges participates in the following industry initiatives: Aluminium Association, Aluminium Stewardship Initiative, Big Science Sweden, China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, European Aluminium, European Aluminium Foil Association, Global Aluminium Foil Roller Initiative, Nonferrous metals Society of Shanghai, Shanghai Aluminium Trade Association, Scandinavian Automotive Supplier Association, and Svenskt Aluminium. Gränges’ operations in Europe is also a member of the local associations Näringslivsrådet, Vision East Sweden, and Östsvenska Handelskammaren, as there is a strategic interest at local level related to areas such as recruitment, infrastructure and influence in important political topics.

Gränges supports international standards on human rights, labour conditions, the environment and anti-corruption, the UN Global Compact, UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Corporations, and also helps to fulfil the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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