The strength of any CSR programme always depends on the engagement with the company’s internal and external stakeholders, including the communities in which it operates. This is why Kendrion conducts a regular and open dialogue with its stakeholders. Kendrion believes this leads to continuous improvement as it complies with its key sustainability principles and delivers against its sustainability performance targets. The dialogue with stakeholders enables Kendrion to identify and address material topics proactively and collaboratively and to develop sustainable solutions relevant to its operations.
In 2018, Kendrion conducted extensive talks with certain external stakeholders and performed a comprehensive sustainability survey among its key stakeholder groups to gain deeper insight into the relevance and importance of sustainability topics. The outcome of the talks with stakeholders and the results of the sustainability survey have formed the starting point for the determination and design of the CSR programme, as well as the new target framework and related commitments for the period 2019-2023.