Process of defining the report content[G4-18] [G4-19] [G4-27]
In accordance with GRI G4 guidelines, the process had three steps:
1. Identification − determination of key topics in corporate social responsibility and business. Internal documents and materials of the LOTOS Group were analysed.
We also reviewed many external publications and media information about our company. We took into account the trends and guidelines of international standards for corporate social responsibility and non-financial reporting and made an in-depth analysis of the challenges, opportunities and risks facing the industry and its players.
2. Prioritization − in a dialogue with internal and external stakeholders, the materiality of key aspects for the organisation was identified.
3. Validation − during validation workshops, attended by 27 representatives of the management staff of the LOTOS group companies, we confirmed the final list of priority issues to be included in the 2016 report. The materiality matrix below presents those issues by (economic, social and environmental) aspects, and at the same time allows readers to go directly to the section describing our approach and activities related to a given issue. The tile size indicates whether a topic is defined as significant or very significant.
Financial condition, stock exchange performance, condition of LOTOS companies
Ensuring highly-qualified staff, acquiring and retaining talents
HR policy, future of employment
Diversity and equal opportunities, non-discrimination
Spills, explosions, accidents − prevention, crisis management
Impact on biodiversity and ecosystem services (water and land)
Communication with and support to local communities
Spending on social initiatives
Key investment projects − innovation potential
Managing the risk of water contamination in drilling, refining, transport and other processes
Support to research and science development
Innovative technological solutions, eco-efficiency
Energy consumption, energy efficiency of processes and products
Cooperation with suppliers − ethical, social and environmental criteria taken into account in procurement processes
Indirect economic impacts (infrastructure, services, impact on local economy)
Fines and sanctions for non-compliance with environmental protection laws
Public policy − relations with public administration
Climate change strategy (opportunities and risks)