Through a materiality assessment, Third Partners pinpoints the sustainability and CSR issues that are most significant to your organization. Our process is tailored to your needs and can include the following components:
- Industry benchmarking – we research the landscape of important players in your industry (e.g., competitors, suppliers), and we distill the takeaways that enable you to differentiate your brand and lead in sustainability
- Internal & external Interviews – we conduct in-depth conversations with teams throughout your organization, covering predetermined questions regarding your identified material issues, while also allowing new topics to emerge
- Customized surveys of key executives and other stakeholders – we work with you to craft and deploy a questionnaire about your organization’s material issues, and then we provide you with rigorous statistical analysis and interpretation of the survey results
These methods generate a holistic understanding of your material issues, grounded in both qualitative and quantitative data. Additionally, we identify gaps and opportunities pertaining to these issues and deliver a succinct report containing a materiality matrix, along with specific recommendations on how to achieve your organization’s goals.