Content of our CSR reporting – Materiality assessment

bpost follows the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards for its CSR reporting. As required by the GRI SRS, bpost uses the materiality assessment methodology to determine the CSR topics that have the highest priority for bpost and its stakeholders. These topics should receive focused attention and therefore be included in bpost’s reporting. The materiality assessment includes the following two main steps:

Step 1 - identification of material topics: in this step, the aim is to arrive at an overview of all relevant topics bpost could include into reporting. A list was compiled based on the GRI standards, the ISO 26000 guidelines, other commonly accepted (CSR) frameworks and reports of peers. The list was completed by adding specific topics relevant for the activities of bpost and the CSR strategy, where necessary. Based on this list, bpost determined the relevance of each subject so that the topics with the highest relevance were kept for step 2, the prioritization of topics.

Step 2 - prioritization of material topics: in the second step, all relevant topics were arranged based on their significance and influence level. When determining the significance, bpost considered the interest of the topic from both bpost’s and its stakeholders’ perspective. bpost distinguishes two types of subjects:

  • High significance topics (in the upper right corner): these topics represent the highest priority for bpost and are considered the focus areas and the core of the CSR reporting.
  • Moderate significance topics (remaining three corners): these subjects are also relevant and monitored, but they may not always be (fully) covered in the CSR reporting.

Click here to consult bpost Materiality and Disclosure on Management Approach (DMA) report.

Materiality matrix