9. Stakeholder Engagement

The company discloses how the socially and economically relevant stakeholders are identified and integrated into the sustainability process. It states whether and how an ongoing dialogue takes place with them and how the results are integrated into the sustainability process.

Fenix Outdoor has open dialogues with civil society groups, namely those from the environmental and human rights side on selected topics. We partner in projects or explore best-practices and benchmarks for the outdoor industry.

In May 2017, we held our second Fenix Outdoor Stakeholder Roundtable. Experts and interested groups from various countries met in Stockholm to discuss Fenix Outdoor’s sustainability approach and agenda. It was appreciated that Fenix does not try to over-impress or over-communicate and gives a realistic and honest picture of where we stand; there was also acknowledgement of the diversity of areas we cover. Our retail entities and some brands are interacting more and more with various stakeholder groups. Be it through systematic surveys, social media, live chats or direct customer and supplier interaction, the sustainability agenda is becoming increasingly important.

For more detailed information see CSR Report 2018, p. 7

We identified our interest groups by the following guiding questions:
• For whom are we responsible?
• Who is directly or indirectly affected by our activities or their consequences?
• Who can influence or decide about our business endeavor?
• With whom do we want to build long-lasting relationships?

Based on these questions we have identified various stakeholder groups including NGO's, end-consumers, suppliers, business partners etc.