Defining and Assessing Bunge's Material Areas
Engagement with our stakeholders is a key part of Bunge's sustainability vision, and takes place throughout the year. Our strategies, projects and goals are informed by the interaction with these groups. We value the inputs received, and diligently seek to enhance our own operations in line with stakeholder expectations.
The most recent assessment to identify our most material topics was conducted in early 2019. The process was supplemented by data and insights gathered during an extensive materiality assessment conducted in 2017. This year's results were informed by feedback from investors; customers; suppliers; NGOs; media sources; industry peers; and our direct employees.
The assessment is conducted based on GRI Standards methodology. Chiefly, it defines a topic as material if it may reasonably be considered important for reflecting the organization's economic, environmental, and social impacts, as well as its weight in influencing our stakeholders' decision-making or engagement with Bunge. More information on materiality can be found on the GRI website.
As an outcome of the assessment, the following material topics were identified. They were then mapped to relevant Sustainable Development Goals, underscoring their nature as global objectives.