How to adjust your materiality matrix

In this article, you will learn how to tailor the visualization of your materiality matrix and the materiality data table, according to your needs.

Datamaran has developed a fully flexible materiality matrix. This allows you to determine the relevance of specific issues, and to decide if you want to display the data in the materiality data table in percentile or absolute ranks, so that you can read it more easily.

To tailor the visualization of your materiality matrix:

  1. Go to the Materiality Module.
  2.  Select your analysis.
  3. Go to the Matrix View window by clicking on the radar button in the center of the page.
  4. Click on the “Edit Matrix Chart” button on the top right of the matrix chart.
  5. Rename the axis of the matrix based on your company’s terminology, by using the two boxes (X-axis and Y-axis) next to the chart.
  6. In the chart on the left, you can see the curves which determine whether issues have a high, medium or low relevance for your company. You can move the sliders to adjust them to your needs. The yellow dots move the high relevance area and the blue dots the medium relevance area.
  7. Once you are happy with your matrix adjustment, click on the “Save changes” button.
  8. To choose how the data in the summary table is displayed, you can select between two options on the top right of the table:
    • Percentile rank is a statistical approach to normalize the data and display a score between 0 and 1.
    • Absolute rank makes it easier to read the data and identify gaps among sources.

The video below guides you to edit the materiality matrix curves and the display of the summary table