The materiality analysis is an important contribution to SSAB’s sustainability strategy and is based on input from various stakeholders, such as customers, suppliers, investors and NGOs.
SSAB conducted the last
materiality analysis in 2019. Key areas
were identified and prioritized during a process in which
external and internal stakeholders were involved,
through interviews and an online survey. The GRI
principles – stakeholder involvement, sustainability,
materiality and completeness – were considered
throughout the process. The results from the dialogs were then evaluated in
workshops with internal experts, and were then confirmed
by SSAB’s Group Executive Committee. Based on this,
SSAB’s key sustainability areas were defined
for inclusion in the sustainability strategy.
In 2022, the materiality analysis was evaluated by the Sustainability Management Team, which includes experts from different sustainability areas. The material topics identified in 2019 remain material, but additional topics were identified for continued monitoring in terms of materiality and reporting, including water and biodiversity.