Written by Marc Oliveras

Article 6, Volume 4 Issue 1

Materiality in sustainability reporting: multiple standards and looking for common principles and measurement. The case of the seven biggest groups in Spain

Jordi Morrós Ribera

DOI: 10.26595/eamr.2014.4.1.6


This article is an approach to new definitions of materiality as applied to corporate performance and disclosure practices. Over time, the materiality lens will have implications for multiple operating areas. They will range from; risk and compliance to strategy setting, corporate policy and governance, management practices including stakeholder engagement, and even human resource management. In the second part there is a presentation of the definitions, scope and perspectives of materiality according to six relevant standard-setters in the field of sustainability reporting. Finally there is the presentation of how materiality is reported according to the six biggest groups of quoted companies in Spain.


  • Materiality reporting
  • Sustainability reporting

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