Identifying sustainability concerns
Trelleborg carried out a series of materiality analyses in recent years to identify stakeholders’ prime concerns within Corporate Responsibility. The outcome of these surveys highlighted issues such as the use of hazardous chemicals, energy consumption and emissions to air and water, as well as the importance of open communication and relations with the community.
A more extensive analysis in early 2014 provided further input to a clear picture of the sustainability aspects that matter most to Trelleborg stakeholders. It also enabled fulfillment of the new Global Reporting Initiative guidelines G4 for sustainability reporting covering 2014.
The aspects of sustainability considered most important by external and internal stakeholders have now been incorporated in four focus areas, which will guide Trelleborg’s approach to corporate responsibility and reporting.