In 2019, unstable local and geopolitical conditions were identified as a material topic. In 2020, the topic was split into two topics. There are still trade tensions between the US and China. Social unrest in Hong Kong has decreased.
Global pandemics are a material topic. They are not in the matrix because COVID-19 did not have a material impact until the validation phase of our original assessment. Because of the impact of COVID-19 on public health and economic activity, we deal with COVID-19 in the Risk management, Health and safety and Communities sections of the report.
The review for 2020 resulted in increased importance being given to cyber security, privacy and data protection, workplace health and safety, management of water resources, waste management, talent recruitment and retention, and employee wellbeing. Employment, human rights, supply chain management and biodiversity were not considered material. We still disclose information about them because they are considered important to the future sustainability of our businesses.