The material issues were defined by IGD for the first time in 2014. In the following two years these issues were again analysed and confirmed. In 2017 we defined a new materiality matrix, following the principles contained in the GRI Standards. The purpose of this work was to identify the importance of economic, environmental and social impacts of the organisation and their substantial influence on the assessments and decisions of our stakeholders.
The process to identify the material issues and the important ones was developed over four phases, which started from the initial identification of all the possible issues that were significant for IGD emerging from various sources (internal and external) and led to the results being shared with the top management. 17 issues were thus identified, grouped together in five macro-issues, which represent both the sustainability reporting areas and the cornerstones upon which planning is based.
The materiality matrix below shows the 17 issues (grouped together in five macro-issues), 13 of which are material issues and four are important ones; the horizontal axis shows the importance for IGD and the vertical one the impacts for its stakeholders.