Material topics are defined as those that have, or may have, a significant impact on our stakeholders and on Equinor. To determine the importance of various sustainability topics to Equinor, we assess our business strategy, sustainability priorities and business risks and opportunities.
Frequent dialogue with our stakeholders is part of how we conduct our business in an open and responsible way and provides part of the basis for identifying material topics. Key stakeholder groups include employees, shareholders, governments, business partners and suppliers, customers and society at large, including non-governmental organisations and academia.
Our material issues have remained to a large extent consistent over the years. The topics consistently regarded as highly significant across stakeholder groups include climate change and the energy transition, safety and security.