In order to identify the most relevant non-financial topics, the Mondadori Group has updated its materiality analysis, in accordance with the principles set out by the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards), including the “Media Sector Disclosures”, defined in 2016 and 2014 respectively by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).
The Chief Executive Officer, Top Management and the extended Sustainability Committee were brought in for the assessment of the topics by the Mondadori Group through interviews made.
The process, from the Group’s perspective, included an interview where, in the first stage, the topics were addressed from a qualitative and scenario point of view; a questionnaire was then administered for the prioritization of topics for the Mondadori Group.
This questionnaire was then administered to the entire population of Mondadori Group employees.
The response rate was 49%.
External stakeholders were involved in telephone interviews, answering the same questionnaire administered to the Chief Executive Officer, Top Management, and members of the extended Sustainability Committee, in order to come to an overall result that was comparable and easily translatable into a materiality matrix.
The set of results has led to the identification of the non-financial aspects that are material and necessary to ensure an understanding of the Company’s activities, its performance, results and impact and, therefore, subject to reporting in the Mondadori Group’s NFS.
The material aspects, as identified by the analysis, were brought to the attention of the Control and Risk Committee and the Board of Statutory Auditors, and are shown in the materiality matrix and in the following table.