Sustainability management at CEWE involves an exchange between internal and external stakeholders on crucial impacts, requirements, and developments concerning everything that touches on sustainability.

Key issues

The exchange with stakeholders paired with routine stakeholder surveys allow the company to, for example explore the value and understanding of sustainability and material topics and address the prominence of the commitment, the status of its sustainability management as well as the challenges in implementing these. CEWE even routinely supports interested groups from the public domain such as the Countrywomen's Association or students wishing to obtain information on specific sustainability topics through, for instance, behind-the-scene tours.

Our stakeholders are suppliers, owners, lenders, clients, social groups, auditors, associations, politics, the media, research and universities, and employees.

Materiality Matrix

Stakeholders play a decisive role in determining the key issues of sustainability management. CEWE derives a materiality matrix from the stakeholder surveys. The respective findings are discussed by the specialist departments and are instrumental in feeding future strategies.

The materiality matrix identifies the key issues attributed to the five dimensions of sustainability management at CEWE. The relevance of any topic increases if, from the viewpoint of the stakeholders as well as of the company, it is deemed crucial. The topics that have been identified as most crucial include data protection, climate protection, and materials and waste.