The process of defining the content of this year’s report was built based on 3 stages recommended by the GRI G4 standard: identification, prioritization and validation. In addition, when preparing the individual content, we also tried to rise up to the four principles set by the standard:
- the significance of the presented information,
- including the stakeholders of the LOTOS Group in the process of creating the report,
- showing the wider context of sustainable development and
- completeness of the presented content.
In the first stage of the process, we have created a list of topics that are most closely related to the areas of our economic, social and environmental impacts and at the same time are important for our stakeholders. We have also analyzed the trends and challenges of sustainable development as well as the guidelines of the strategies of government agencies and the European Union in this area.
To find out which of the identified topics are the most important for LOTOS stakeholders, for the first time in the history of our reporting, we conducted an online survey among a selected group of over 200 stakeholders of the LOTOS Group and among fans of Grupa LOTOS S.A. on Facebook (a post with a link to the survey).
In such a way, we chose the initial list of topics for reporting. In the next step the team
from LOTOS, responsible for overseeing the reporting process, undertook a preliminary prioritisation of topics. Two key aspects were taken into account: the significance of the topic for the functioning and impact of the LOTOS Group and the significance for assessment and decisions of the stakeholders. The applied criteria allowed to identify reporting aspects of different levels of significance for LOTOS and for the environment. These aspects were divided into three groups: low significance, medium significance, and high significance.
Aspects that were included in the group of the most significant issues were finally validated, and thus the impact of LOTOS on the inside and on the environment was verified. A full list of aspects assigned to significance groups is presented in the significance matrix. Subsequently, each of them was assigned with the aspects indicated in the GRI – G4 standard and in the corresponding sector supplement.
The final list of the report topics has been approved by the Management Board of Grupa LOTOS S.A.
The process of identifying and validating important aspects of the report and developing its content involved: representatives of the Management Board of the LOTOS Group, a team of several dozen employees representing key impact areas of the LOTOS Group from all companies and entities subject to reporting, including several dozen representatives of key groups of external LOTOS Group stakeholders, who took part in the online survey.
As part of the survey, our stakeholders not only assessed which of the topics proposed to them are
important from their perspective but they also reported their own proposals of threads, that in their opinion should be addressed in the integrated report.
Preparing the content of this year’s report, we have attempted to answer the majority
of the proposals they made. Among them were:
- impact on the development of the Polish economy
- customer service at petrol stations
- supporting Polish athletes and other sponsorships
- system supporting development of employees
- status of innovative and investment projects
- LOTOS operations strengthening the energy security of the country
- research and development in the field of alternative fuels, including advanced biofuels
- activities in the field of circular economy.
We would like to thank all those involved in the preparation and publication of the report for their extremely valuable contribution to the entire process.