Materiality assessment

Guided by the Global Reporting Initiative’s Reporting Principles, we conduct materiality assessments in order to ensure that we are addressing issues that are relevant to both our business and key stakeholders, including investors, government, employees, suppliers, consumers and society in general.

In addition, the assessment has enables us to:

  • Identify opportunities for innovation and improvement;
  • Understand how sustainability and key business issues intersect;
  • Inform future sustainability commitments and required resources; and
  • Support our proactive stakeholder engagement.


The materiality assessment consists of three key steps:

Developing a universe of
sustainability issues

Assessing internal and external
viewpoints on each issue

Ranking and prioritising issues

Pandora's material issues

The results of our materiality assessment show the following to be the 12 most material topics at Pandora, which guide our overarching sustainability strategy:

  • Responsible sourcing
  • Climate change
  • Circular approach to business
  • Sustainable materials
  • Product quality and safety
  • Employee health, safety and labour rights
  • Inclusion and diversity
  • Conflict materials
  • Responsible marketing
  • Data security and privacy
  • Packaging
  • Business ethics and compliance