IMPERIAL
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT REPORT 2016
REPORT
INDEX
Our material sustainability issues
OUR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY RESPONDS SPECIFICALLY TO TWO OF THE GROUP'S FIVE MATERIAL ISSUES
IMPERIAL'S MATERIAL ISSUES
1 DRIVING FOCUSED GROWTH
2 MANAGING CAPITAL EFFECTIVELY
3 DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP AND EMPOWERED PEOPLE: ENSURE STRONG LEADERSHIP FOR PERFORMANCE AND SUSTAINABILITY, AND EMPOWER PEOPLE TO DELIVER
4 IMPROVING SYSTEMS AND DRIVING INNOVATION
5 STRENGTHENING LEGITIMACY AMONG ALL STAKEHOLDERS: MAINTAIN HIGH GOVERNANCE STANDARDS AND ENSURE THE GROUP CONTRIBUTES MEANINGFULLY TO SOCIETY
OUR MATERIALITY PROCESS
 
The group's material issues reflect the most important considerations in the board's deliberations and management's thinking in managing the business, to ensure the group's ongoing ability to deliver capability-based growth and focused value creation for its stakeholders. The process to refine and reaffirm the group's material issues in 2016 included the following direct inputs:
> The key questions and concerns of stakeholders at both group and divisional levels, determined through engagement with executive and senior leadership who are responsible for stakeholder relationships.
> Feedback from the investment community garnered through ongoing engagement with investors and analysts throughout the year.
> Reference to the Imperial board's key discussions and considerations during the year.
> Input from group and divisional leadership.
OUR STRATEGY AND MATERIAL ISSUES
 
The strategy and material issues section of the Integrated Annual Report, provides an overview of each material issue, associated strategic responses and relevant management actions and performance, and directs readers to where they can find more information in the group's reports.