Our annual report is independently assured by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). This serves as an indicator of our commitment to be consistent and transparent with our sustainability reporting. Independent external assurance helps us to drive continuous improvement in performance and in the quality, rigor and credibility of our data. We need accurate and robust data on our sustainability performance to help us make decisions, monitor performance and report progress to our stakeholders.
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance
We have a long history of transparent reporting on our environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. We report our ESG performance every year in our annual report. In addition, to strengthen our commitment to transparent reporting, we also disclose the full ESG table. It provides a comprehensive overview of our sustainability performance data.
We use the principle of materiality to review our strategic priorities and determine the most relevant and important sustainability topics material to our company. We focus on topics that have the biggest impact in terms of accelerating our strategy, and on its importance for stakeholder decision-making.
We use our internally developed reporting principles to make our reporting more precise and better aligned with our business and operations. They are aligned with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards.