Aspects relevant for Aurubis

When selecting the aspects for the Non-Financial Report, we were guided by both the main action areas of the company’s Sustainability Strategy and the non-financial topics that are required to understand the business development, the business result, the company’s position, and the impacts of our activities on these aspects.

In summer 2019, the topics were reviewed again with regard to the materiality requirements of the CSR Directive Implementation Act. Managers from four Aurubis divisions (Corporate Accounting & Consolidation, Investor Relations, Risk Management, and Sustainability) evaluated whether the topic clusters identified in 2015 and updated in the Sustainability Strategy 2018–2023 are material according to the CSR Implementation Act as well. This was also confirmed by the Executive Board. The topics identified as material in this process are assigned to the action areas of the Aurubis Sustainability Strategy in this Non-Financial Report. We present topics that have the same management approach in a consolidated format.

Overview of material topics

 Material according to CSR Directive Implementation ActMaterial for Aurubis
Employee-related mattersFuture-oriented employer
Training and education
Health and safety
Environmental mattersEnergy and climate
Environmental impact
Recycling solutions
Social mattersSocial engagement 
Human rightsResponsible supply chain

We also assume corporate responsibility in those instances in which the topics have no direct impact on our business development but are of considerable importance for us and our stakeholders. This is why the topic of social matters is part of our report and labeled as such.