From the outset, it was clear that our most relevant impact revolved around our central purpose: to provide knowledge and solutions for sustainable development. Throughout the last couple of years, we also engaged our staff and management directors worldwide to identify additional material issues on which we should focus our strategy, management and reporting. Examples from our peers, feedback to our previous reports, expert surveys conducted in 2011 and a revision of the GRI Guidelines and the UN Global Compact Principles were also used for our analysis. The following two diagrams show the results of our materiality determination process, which was validated by BSD Group Partners and managing directors.
The first diagram identifies inputs, defined material issues and where in this report the disclosures on management approach and performance per issue are located. It also highlights some of the issues that we explore for potential materiality in 2015.