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.

As part of an internal stakeholder analysis, the sustainability team has identified the following stakeholder groups to be of the highest relevance to HOPSTEINER:  
Regular meetings and discussions with all these interest groups have been an essential part of how have done business since the very start of the company and have proved a crucial factor in our success. In addition to personal contact with growers, customers, employees, and shareholders, who shape our daily business operations, we offer all stakeholders regular opportunities to take part in developing sustainability within our company. This takes place, for example, at HOPSTEINER events, forums, and webinars, where the focus is on the interests of individual stakeholder groups. Of course, we maintain a continuous scientific and professional dialog with numerous committees and institutions from the industry. We are present and active in relevant associations concerned with the hop sector, for example, the Deutscher Hopfenwirtschaftsverband e.V. In addition, we use the following means to engage in dialog with the various stakeholder groups:   Customers/breweries:

Suppliers / growers:

Employees:

The objectives and requirements for stakeholder communications arise out of the current market situation. Continuous dialog with all stakeholders provides for regular feedback and exchange of views on sustainability topics.