Aligning with the Global Reporting Initiative
The content of our annual sustainable development report is determined by reference to a detailed materiality assessment. The assessment identifies and evaluates the sustainability issues that mattered most to our businesses and our stakeholders during the year under review and will matter most to them in the near-term future.
In this report, a material issue is one which reflects the significant economic, environmental and social impact of our businesses or substantively influences the assessments and decisions of stakeholders. In identifying and assessing material issues, we follow guidance from and report with reference to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), including the requirement to report by reference to the GRI Standards.
The objectives of the materiality assessment are to meet external reporting requirements (GRI Standards and the HKEx ESG Guide) and to help to evaluate our sustainability performance in light of the expectations of those inside and outside our businesses with whom we engage.