Companies worldwide use Datamaran’s evidence-based approach to inform their materiality, risk management, and reporting processes. This approach allows them to stay ahead of the curve, in front of the competition, and at the top of their game.
Below, you can find small sample of some of our clients’ corporate reports, demonstrating how they used Datamaran for reporting and strategy, and which improvements they were able to implement.
...And many others
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS NV
"Our materiality assessment is based on an ongoing trend analysis, media search, and stakeholder input. This year’s materiality matrix, developed during Q4 2018, has been built using an evidence-based approach to materiality analysis powered by Datamaran.
By applying Datamaran’s automated sifting and analysis of millions of data points from publicly available sources, including, corporate reports, mandatory regulations and voluntary initiatives, as well as news and social media, we identified a list of topics that are material to our business. With this data-driven approach to materiality analysis we have incorporated a wider range of data and stakeholders than was ever possible before and managed to get an evidence-based perspective into regulatory, strategic and reputational risks and opportunities."
Annual Report, page 198
"We used Datamaran in addition to sources used in previous years. The latest materiality exercise included the following improvements:
- Expanding the scope of data and stakeholders from prior years;
- Relying on a comparable, replicable, objective and traceable methodology;
- Including strategic business themes through both financial and non-financial issues; and
- Establishing a clear link between each source and the stakeholder groups.
The process also included an assessment of the issues by BBVA Compass in order to represent the strategic goals and build a materiality matrix that takes into account views of both the external and internal stakeholders."
Responsible Banking Report, page 9
"This year, we combined this survey information with peer disclosure benchmarking, government regulations, and analysis of online news and social trends to create a more nuanced understanding of priority issues. We did this through Datamaran, a digital tool that uses real-time data and artificial intelligence (AI) to track issue relevance over time and integrate results into strategic discussions.
The combination of stakeholder responses and Datamaran insights produced our FY19 list of priority issues."
Impact Report, page 65
"Material issues are determined and reassessed on an annual basis by management to ensure we stay on top of issues that could substantively affect our strategy, business model, ability to access required resources or key stakeholders. For reporting purposes, this process is anchored with the Disclosure Committee, chaired by the CFO.
Materiality determination is informed by legal requirements, insights from stakeholder feedback such as analyst reports and investor queries, patient panels, independent assurance, reputation surveys, the AI tool, Datamaran, and internal surveys among employees."
"Materiality determination" web-resource
"In 2019, we started working with Datamaran and its Materiality Analysis tool, a business intelligence tool that uses data and artificial intelligence to conduct real-time materiality assessments. This tool enabled PSEG to identify and prioritize the ESG impacts, risks and opportunities most important to internal and external stakeholders by analyzing sources that included corporate reports, global regulations and initiatives, social media and online news. This year, for the first time, we are publicly disclosing the results."
Sustainability Report, page 9
"During this process, current and emerging issues were assessed from the perspective of different stakeholders and based on our strategy. We used Datamaran data analytics platform in addition to other sources we had relied on in previous years (sustainability rating agencies, research on global risks and opportunities, tools to listen to stakeholders and scenario analyses).
The Datamaran sources employed to complete and consolidate the opinion of our stakeholders include: • Benchmarking analysis on reports published by our peers: sustainability reports, integrated reports and financial reports."
Integrated Report, page 26
"To ensure that our sustainability work concentrates on the most material topics, we update our materiality assessment regularly. In 2018, we made a substantial update by applying a new data-driven approach, provided by Datamaran. In 2019, we supplemented this assessment.
We were already aware of the topics that are material for Huhtamaki. What we wanted to do was to update the underlying data sources with more recent ones and to increase the number of stakeholder surveys included, to see how the respective order among the topics had changed over time. We included in the assessment news, hard law and soft law, tweets, corporate reports of 40 companies identified as main peers, customers and suppliers, and sustainability-related standards chosen according to their relevance for Huhtamaki’s business sector. We also sent surveys to relevant external and internal stakeholders, and managed to double the number of answers received. For more information about the materiality assessment and methodology used, please visit our webpage."
Sustainability Report 2019, page 13
AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER
"In 2017, we will undertake a new review of AEP’s priority issues working with Datamaran, a global service provider whose data analytics platform uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) expertise to derive data-driven insights. Datamaran will help us benchmark and analyze data on regulatory, competitive and reputational risks related to the latest economic, environment and social (ESG) issues. We regularly discuss our priority issues with our Enterprise Sustainability Council and external stakeholders, as well as reviewing the company’s risk reports to seek alignment."
Corporate Accountability Report, page 24
"The process adopted to define the 2018 matrix of materiality involved a different approach compared to that of previous years because of the use of the Datamaran software, which allowed an automated analysis of the information available from public sources, including company reports, regulations, voluntary initiatives, news and social media, providing an external perspective of regulatory, strategic and reputational risks and opportunities. With this data-based approach, we have incorporated a broader range of information and stakeholders than in previous surveys."
Integrated Report, page 44
"Prioritization of issues according to their importance to the stakeholders. BBVA carried out a series of surveys and interviews with various stakeholders, as well as an analysis of social media and networks. In order to complete the prioritization, an analysis on trends and sectoral data was made, based on data from Datamaran, from which the issues most relevant to their peers were obtained."
Annual Financial and Non-financial Report, page 23
FERRERO INTERNATIONAL SA
"The first step has been conducting research on a wide range of topics, including various sources with the use of an external specific BI tool by Datamaran Limited. This list of topics has been then shortlisted to better align with our specificities. This analysis resulted in 26 material topics. Following the identification of the topics we proceeded with the prioritization process, based on both internal and external perception."
Corporate Social Responsibility, page 4