Proactive, consistent stakeholder engagement with a variety of internal and external audiences is critical to implementing an effective CR and sustainability strategy. Along with the wide reach we have as an industry-leading company comes an immense responsibility to be a good listener to those who are impacted by our business operations. Each of our stakeholders, at all points along the value chain, warrants regular dialogue on the issues and concerns that are top of mind for them. These discussions and continued collaborations provide us with perspectives that then inform our strategic priorities and help to build a competitive advantage. We make sure to have a range of touchpoints with stakeholders throughout the year, including meetings, conferences, roundtable discussions, community meetings, interviews and surveys.
Our three-pronged approach to stakeholder engagement includes identifying issues that are most important to our stakeholders; setting processes for meaningful and effective engagement; and benchmarking for leadership performance within and outside our sector. Beyond engagement, we make it a priority to respond to the issues identified through our thorough stakeholder efforts. We do so through various collaborative measures, including creative public-private partnerships, CEO engagement in industry and CR organizations, and through our Scientific Advisory Panel.