Materiality assessment

Orthex’s sustainability work and sustainability strategy are based on a stakeholder materiality assessment to ensure that the company’s sustainability priorities focus on the most relevant sustainability topics.

In 2022, Orthex conducted a sustainability materiality assessment of the company’s sustainability topics to align Orthex’s sustainability work with our key stakeholders’ (customers, employees, shareholders, suppliers, and consumers) expectations. More than 500 replies to the materiality questionnaire were received, and the assessment results were supplemented by interviews with selected customers, investors, and suppliers.

In the materiality matrix, the topics are presented based on their importance to our stakeholders and on the impacts on Orthex business. The matrix is based on 2022 materiality assessment, before the sustainability strategy was restructured to follow ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) structure. The next materiality assessment will be conducted according to the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive’s (CSRD) double materiality principles.