Step 1a

Materiality screening

This is a quick and high-level process where you identify whether your economic activities are material on eight pressure categories. Further down on this page you will find many recommended tools to assist you, and SBTN has designed the Materiality Screening Tool (MST) specifically for the purpose of helping you complete this sub-step. Your materiality screening must cover all of your company’s activities in your direct operations and upstream value chains.

Step 1a is divided into five tasks:

Assess all economic activities

Identify and screen all economic activities across direct operations and and upstream value chain [Task 2]. Identify high impact commodities within your activities [Task 3].

Eight pressures categories

Determine which of the eight pressure categories are material for each activity [Task 4].

Help and resources

Go to Step 1b: Value chain assessment