In 2014 our materiality assessment was based on the AccountAbility AA1000 Assurance Standard and used AccountAbility’s five part materiality test, which seeks to identify and prioritise sustainability-related issues.
The sources of data are categorised as those related to our stakeholders’ voices and those related to Fuji Xerox Australia’s voice. Taking into account the spread of interest in any given topic, each issue is then classified as either:
Material – of interest to at least three stakeholder sources out of 10 and at least one Fuji Xerox Australia source out of three.
High stakeholder interest – of interest to at least four stakeholder sources out of ten.
High importance to Fuji Xerox Australia – of interest to at least two Fuji Xerox Australia sources out of three.
The output of this process was a list of material topics, with a description of why and how the issue is material for our stakeholders and a draft materiality matrix.
In 2016 we revisited the 2014 assessment, but placed greater weight to the voice of those we identify as our priority stakeholders - our employees, our customers, and Fuji Xerox Co Ltd.
The revised materiality matrix was shared with our ELT to sense check and validate our material topics for our 2016 report and forward looking plan.
Fuji Xerox Co Ltd is a United Nations Global Compact LEAD company, and with the launch of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September 2015, we have mapped our 2016 material topics against the SGDs, as a first step in understanding which SDGs we are best placed to contribute to the achievement of, based on the nature of our business and what is material to our stakeholders.
Mapping of Sustainable Development Goals to material topics
The table below provides a brief description of the material topics. In the table we also share which stakeholder groups raised the topic in our materiality assessment, and the related GRI Aspects we address in this report and boundaries of impact.
[G4-19, G4-20, G4-21]