To identify the topics relevant to this sustainability report, we began with a review of the issues we originally identified when we began the reporting process in 2013, and those that we have added since, including: G4-18 G4-19 G4-20 G4-21
We then analyzed issues that Vermilion identifies as important to the company, using such sources as annual reports, risk matrices, employee surveys and internal policies and procedures. By further examining our value chain, including our stakeholder engagement results such as community feedback, we added issues that are important to the people and locations upon which our operations have an impact.
Once we had reviewed these issues, we provided key internal stakeholders, including the senior management team, with opportunities to provide their feedback on these original topics as well as any new topics for consideration in this report. G4-18 G4-19 G4-27
We also reflected upon the disclosure requirements and EESG topics contained within other sustainability reporting frameworks, as well as the sustainability reports and disclosure activities by our peers. Finally, we reviewed and reflected on the feedback that we have received from SRI and other sustainability-related organizations, and incorporated this feedback where it strengthened our level of disclosure on the sustainability topics that matter most to Vermilion and our key stakeholders.