Materiality & stakeholder engagement

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Defining and Assessing Bunge's Material Areas

Engagement with our stakeholders is a key part of Bunge's approach to doing business, and takes place through daily interactions with customers, investors, employees, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), governments, local communities, industry groups and others. We value the inputs received, and diligently seek to enhance our own operations in line with stakeholder expectations. In 2020, Bunge hosted its first Sustainability Stakeholder Forum, which helped identify key topics and concerns, as well as insight on ways to address them.

Our materiality assessments are conducted based on the latest 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 2020 assessment, the following material topics were identified. They were then mapped to relevant Sustainable Development Goals, underscoring their nature as global objectives. 

Our management approach to each material topic, as well as the stakeholders to which the impact occurs, can be found throughout the web pages of Bunge.com/sustainability as well as in more detailed information provided in the annual global sustainability reports. The most recent report can be found in our Accountability page.

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