For the 2019 reporting, the Group has followed the same structure as for the previous year - based on the material themes identified in 2018.
The main themes identified in 2018 arose from the materiality analysis that was conducted for each business based among others on the standards of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). The SASB has defined a set of 77 standards that identify a range of material sustainability themes for specific industries. Close examination of these standards has made it possible to select material themes that are more relevant to the industries in which D’Ieteren Group operates. External sustainability experts supported D’Ieteren Group and its businesses in this task and helped to ensure that the identification of material aspects was consistent and accurate.
(Reporting 2020 based on the learnings of the 2020 materiality assessment will be available in April 2021)