The competitive and social landscape in which Digital companies operate is continually changing. Over the past few years we have seen more, faster and bigger disruptive innovations significantly impacting company businesses and the society.
On the one hand, companies need to focus on the application of ICT products and services for social and environmental good, such as solutions for a low carbon economy; on the other hand, companies need to ensure that they provide products and services that are secure, responsible and respect human rights.
The materiality assessment at a sector and/or company levels is a core element, an invaluable exercise in stakeholder engagement. It is central to GeSI members’ sustainability strategies and reporting activities. GeSI pionered the introduction of Materiality Assessments in 2008 as we understood by then that materiality assessments would help GeSI members understand which issues were of highest importance to societal stakeholders. This allowed for GeSI members to prioritize their resources and programs on sustainability solutions delivering maximum business and social value.
As a recognized thought leader and proactive driver of the sustainability agenda, GeSI continues to pay considerable attention to the role of the ICT/Digital sector in society. This enables GeSI to better support and inform its membership base with relevant tools that help them identify the most relevant business opportunities. Our stakeholders will also benefit from highly insightful analysis on the issues that are most material for the ICT/Digital industry. This greater awareness will facilitate more meaningful dialogues and yield more informed and better decision-making.
That is why GeSI develops regualr materiality updates. By doing so we ensure consistency on Materiality reporting and provide GeSI members and the broader Industry with important insights on the most relevant material issues to be considered when informing its broader and relevant stakeholders.
Below the GeSI Materiality Library and Tools: