In order to identify the most relevant non-financial topics, we update our materiality analysis each year in line with the principles defined 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 definition of material topics is done through a process that, while taking as a starting point the work done in previous years, introduces new activities from time to time.
We decided to investigate the context and potential challenges and opportunities of the media and publishing sector from an objective point of view: for this reason, we involved independent experts in the field (in academia, in trade associations and among those responsible for content creation and management). Thanks to these qualitative interviews and a subsequent comparison with key European peers, it was possible to develop a new proposal of materiality themes to be included in the analysis.
In addition to this activity of defining the new industry context, we also carry out stakeholder engagement activities and in-depth interviews with company management to identify priority materiality issues for the Mondadori Group and its stakeholders.
Every year we also carry out stakeholder engagement activities and in-depth interviews with company management to identify priority materiality issues for the Mondadori Group and its stakeholders.
The combination of the results of the two analyses (see “The power of interaction”) allowed for the identification of material sustainability aspects for the Group and its stakeholders, in keeping with previous editions of the NFS, and presented below.