AGRAVIS Sustainability Strategy
The AGRAVIS sustainability strategy has been developed in accordance with two main criteria:
"Stakeholders' expectations and requirements" and "Major issues and challenges" (the so-called top issues).
In concrete terms, this means that the stakeholder groups that are of current and future relevance to AGRAVIS have been identified. This also applies to the resulting sustainability issues and challenges that are of particular importance to the company.
With the aid of internal and external expert knowledge, document analysis and interviews with AGRAVIS division heads, it was possible to develop a concrete picture of stakeholders and topic areas. A materiality analysis reduced this to five fields of activity: goods flow, resources, customers, employees, as well as entrepreneurial framework conditions and challenges.
The five fields of activity have been selected so as to reflect all the main sub-areas and processes of a trade and service company and hence to take the entire AGRAVIS value chain into account. As such, they are the core of the AGRAVIS sustainability strategy.
Sustainability reporting is to be extended over the next few years to include the missing areas so as to ensure the long-term integration of the sustainability concept that has been developed.
In addition, AGRAVIS is seeking to develop its concept into a sustainability programme. The main tasks here are to define measurable sustainability targets and to set up a consistent stakeholder management system.
Determining concrete targets is used for operational control of sustainability-related measures at AGRAVIS. Dialogue with AGRAVIS' various interest groups identifies the impacts that the company's own actions have on the environment and also highlights risks and opportunities as well as trends and expectations.
The definition of sustainability targets and the stakeholder dialogue have primary roles in the future development of AGRAVIS sustainability activities.