17 topic areas identified embrace the Group’s six Capitals and system of Governance
The updating of our materiality matrix has the purpose of evaluating materials-related issues for A2A and its stakeholders.
After an initial phase of analysis of issues of interest to peers, external and internal contexts, the list of issues identified was submitted to the Group’s senior management and stakeholders for assessment and subsequent definition of the materiality matrix. A total of 17 subject areas (22 in 2020), embracing the Group’s six Capitals and system of Governance, were assessed.
Compared with 2020, there has been an increase in the relevance for stakeholders of the two issues of Group ethics and integrity and Climate change. From our viewpoint, particular attention has been dedicated to the subject of Creation of sustainable economic value, which is seen by the Group as a crucial prerequisite and corporate purpose. It has therefore been decided to consider this area to be out of scope with respect to materials issues; for this reason, it will be positioned outside the matrix.