Our Priorities

Methodology

Our 2015 materiality analysis was designed in accordance with the new GRI G4 materiality requirements and the GRI Principles for Defining Report Content.

1. Methodology Design
We defined the purpose and objective of our materiality analysis, collected information and designed interview and engagement instruments.
2. Research and identification of material topics
We reviewed global and industry reports, relevant laws, regulations, international agreements, voluntary agreements of strategic significance, media scans, internal documentation and government briefs, among other sources.
3. Material topic assessment and preliminary prioritization
We applied a relevance scale ranging from 0 to 4 to assess the topic's level of importance and impact for our stakeholders and for the company. We took into account the sustainability impacts, risks and opportunities of our operations, the main topics and future challenges for our sector as reported by our stakeholders and industry peers, and the critical factors for enabling our organizational success.
4. Engagement and validation
We applied the GRI’s Principles of Completeness and Stakeholder Inclusiveness, and engaged internal and external stakeholders in in-depth interviews to validate the topics.
5. Review and final categorization and prioritization
The results of these interviews were aggregated and analyzed, resulting in a final categorization and prioritization of material topics.

Stakeholders that participated in our materiality analysis included employees, non-governmental organizations, industry associations, socially responsible investors, community members, First Nations groups and government officials.1