Mersen uses a materiality analysis to define its sustainable development priorities.
In 2018, the Group published its first materiality matrix based on interviews with internal stakeholders.
In 2019, the analysis was broadened to take into account the opinions of external stakeholders.
This approach allowed the Group to adapt its strategy to focus on the most important challenges, broken down into four pillars: Sustainable Solutions, Environmental Protection, Human Capital, and Ethics and Compliance.
Governance of sustainable development
Mersen has integrated sustainable development issues firmly within its organizational structure, from the highest level down to operations.
♦ Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is dedicated to promoting long-term value creation. It is kept regularly informed of sustainable development performance.
♦ Executive Committee
The Executive Committee meets every month and proposes and implements the CSR strategy.
♦ CSR Committee
Comprising senior management, the Human Resources Department, the Finance Department, the Operational Excellence Department, the Compliance Officer and the Financial Communications Department, the Committee meets quarterly to review the Group’s medium-term objectives and make sure that the Group’s progress on CSR issues is properly publicized.
♦ HSE Committee
Comprising senior management, the Human Resources Department, the Operational Excellence Department and the heads of both the Group’s segments, the Committee oversees all environmental and health and safety actions and indicators at Mersen. It meets on a monthly basis.
♦ Compliance Committee
Comprising senior management, the Human Resources Department, the Compliance Officer and the Finance Department, the Committee meets on a quarterly basis to guide the function, ensure the proper deployment of action plans and analyze and guide actions in the event of an ethics and/or compliance alert.
♦ Local representatives
At all of the Group's sites globally, HR managers and Environment and Health & Safety correspondents are responsible for implementing and coordinating the Group’s policy.