A process of materiality determination is used to focus Qatar Steel’s approach to sustainability, ensuring Qatar Steel is managing and reporting on the most important issues. Determining sustainability materiality is an ongoing process that continues to incorporate the input of stakeholders, as well as international and national initiatives and guidelines. For the 2016 report, this has included:
Internal engagement with all departments of the organization
Alignment with the Qatar National Vision (QNV) 2030
Alignment National Development Strategy (NDS) 2011-2016h
Alignment Qatar Energy and Industry Sector Sustainability (QEISS) Program
The GRI Standards material topics
The IPIECA sustainability reporting guidelines
The material sustainability aspects selected through an internal assessment process reflect Qatar Steel’s significant economic, environmental, and social impacts, or they influence substantively the assessments and decisions of stakeholders. All of the material aspects are material within all parts of the organization and Qatar. The materiality assessment was conducted in 2014 by surveying stakeholders and different departments in Qatar Steel asking them to evaluate the 44 material issues. The average scores from Qatar Steel and all stakeholder groups combined were used to generate a materiality matrix or ‘map’ plotting each issue on an X-Y axis where the X axis represents the significance of impacts to Qatar Steel. Furthermore management in 2016reviewed the materiality matrix and priorities were revised.
Top Material Issues
Waste Management and Recycling
Training and Development
Performance Based Compensation and Rewards
Sustainable development maturity matrix for continual improvement of Qatar Steel
certification of their products:
Qatar Steel assesses its level of performance against CARES Sustainable Constructional Steel Scheme Principles using a maturity matrix.