In 2017, as every year, the Prysmian Group updated its materiality analysis in line with the "G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines" of the GRI, defined in 2013 by the GRI - Global Reporting Initiative and adopted by the Group, for the first time, during preparation of the 2014 Sustainability Report.
The analysis of materiality makes it possible to identify the sustainability issues that have significant impact both for the Group and for its stakeholders, in economic, environmental and social terms, as well as to map the new needs and the new requirements of the stakeholders in relation to the strategy and the Group's risk management process.
The materiality analysis process followed by the Prysmian Group involves 4 phases:
1. Stakeholder mapping and identification of sustainability issues relevant to the Group;
2. Prioritisation of the issues based on the evaluation of their relevance for the Group;
3. Prioritisation of the issues based on the evaluation of their relevance for the Group's stakeholders;
4. The elaboration of the materiality matrix.