How to populate the internal view of your materiality analysis

In this article, you will learn how to reflect the internal view of your company in your analysis.

The “internal view” allows you to build the analysis on the X-axis, representing the relevance of the issues in the context of your organization’s strategy, as well as integrating the voice of your internal stakeholders.

Considering that practices to capture the internal view vary from one company to another, Datamaran allows you to select different approaches to assess the internal relevance of the issues. Depending on the methodology used to engage with your internal stakeholders, you can:

  • Assign a single score to each issue from 0 to 100 - select the “Importance” option.
  • Assign a score that corresponds to the importance of up to five editable business units, strategy components or even key executives - select the “Priorities” option.
  • Upload existing internal data - select the “Custom data” option. Note that this can be used in combination with the “Importance” and “Priorities” options, adding additional columns to your analysis.

To set up your internal view:

  1. Go to the Materiality Module.
  2.  Select your analysis.
  3. Open the “Internal view” tab.
  4. Depending on the methodology used to engage with the internal stakeholders, you can select your preferred option(s) to include the internal view in the analysis. 
    • The “Importance” function is often used to create draft materiality visualizations using the knowledge of the team members, or to input the results of individual opinion or perspective. To score the issues, you need to move the slider to rank the issues from 0 to 100.
    • The “Priorities” function is typically adopted to input results of internal workshops that could involve different teams. You can assess the issues on a one to five scale - for example, according to key functions or business units. You can edit the priorities to adapt them to your organization or key strategy components.
    • The “Custom data” function is used to import existing internal data, such as employee surveys conducted using Datamaran.

The video below guides you to include multiple internal stakeholder voices to your materiality analysis: