Reporting the essential
Trelleborg's Sustainability work focuses on aspects of sustainability that create long-term value, sharpen performance and really matter to our most important stakeholders – Customers, Employees and Shareholders. By asking our external and internal stakeholders what they consider essential, Trelleborg has identified the aspects of concern to feature in our reporting.
Identifying sustainability concerns
Trelleborg carried out materiality surveys to identify stakeholders’ prime concerns within sustainability. The outcome highlights issues such as the use of hazardous chemicals, energy consumption and emissions to air and water, as well as the importance of a safe workplace and good relations with the community.
The aspects and KPIs of sustainability considered most important by external and internal stakeholders have been incorporated into our focus areas to guide performance and reporting.
Trelleborg and the value chain
In 2020, Trelleborg conducted its first assessment in accordance with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the area of sustainability-related risk along the value chain and own impact on surroundings. All 169 UN targets were assessed in relation to the risks and impact Trelleborg’s activities cause.
The image shows goals where risk/impact are considered high or medium-high, by weighing both the factors severity and likelihood of occurring.
Internally, the basis of Trelleborg’s work on sustainability issues is the Group’s Code of Conduct, the content of which is built upon globally recognized guidelines such as UN Human Rights principles.
Externally, the reporting on sustainability is prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). From 2019, there are also clear references to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the 17 goals in Agenda 2030.