Issue identification for the inaugural report had involved a high-level analysis of related issues for the oil and gas sector by reviewing: G4-18 G4-19 G4-20 G4-21
We then analyzed issues that Vermilion identifies internally as important to the company, using such sources as annual reports, risk matrices, and internal policies and procedures. By further examining our value chain, including our stakeholder engagement results, we added issues that are important to the people and locations upon which our operations have an impact.
Once we had reviewed the issues included in our 2013 report, we then provided key internal stakeholders, including Leadership team members, 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. Where we felt we could strengthen our own reporting and disclosure, we incorporated these topics into our reporting.
Finally, we reviewed and reflected on the feedback that we have received from SRI and other sustainability-related organizations since launching our inaugural report, and incorporated this feedback where we felt it strengthened our level of disclosure on the sustainability topics that matter most to Vermilion and our key stakeholders.