Creating Sustainable Partnerships
With our commitment to the UN SDGs we believe sustainable partnerships to achieve the goals are extremely important, as outlined in SDG 17. We try to ensure long-lasting relationships with stakeholders that value sustainability and share the same values of respecting people and the environment, whether these are our suppliers, technology partners, universities and research institutions, or our customers. At the heart of sustainable partnerships lies transparency towards all stakeholders, both internal and external, which requires stakeholder dialog at different levels.
As an international company, Christof Industries is in the midst of a broad spectrum of different interests and takes into account not only economic perspectives but also social and ecological factors. We are therefore committed to stakeholder engagement, which takes place in different ways depending on the stakeholders and their interest in Christof Industries. Within our stakeholder engagement process we identify and manage the relations to all relevant stakeholders who can be impacted by our activities or are capable of having an impact on our business. They include for example employees, shareholders, customers, suppliers, communities, governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and academia.
Communication with Our Stakeholders
Through active dialogue with our stakeholders, we strive to better understand the challenges and opportunities related to our business environment and sustainability. We engage therefore with our stakeholders in a broad range of ways. For example, our websites, various internal and external social media activities, ESG Report, materiality analysis survey and other tools provide transparent information sharing and opportunities to engage.
Our website and social media pages provide regular updates and information and give stakeholders the opportunity to engage. Social media plays an important role in communicating what we stand for as a company and engaging with customers, employees and institutions. For internal communications, Workplace is used to engage with our teams across the world.
We have published in the past several CSR reports and updates for individual entities, and for 2019 we have released our first sustainability report. Through an annual sustainability report, we aim to increase our transparency to all stakeholders. In the creation of this first report, our key stakeholders have been involved in the materiality assessment, by supporting the identification and prioritization of material topics.
Events and Trips
Every year there are various events that Christof Industries representatives visit and take part in to engage with stakeholders. Our managers visit various conferences and trade fairs around the world to connect with partners, clients and industry peers. Representatives from different entities also attend recruiting events at Universities and Colleges. Furthermore, the top management level engages with important external stakeholders such as government bodies and clients in business trips and visits to international projects.