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.

Our Materiality Analysis begins by first identifying our key stakeholders. We have conducted an internal analysis and cross referenced it with our equity analysts analyzing which stakeholders have at the same time a high interest in BRAIN and can exercise high influence on the company.

We have identified employees, customers and shareholders as our most important stakeholders.

Employees
Many of our employees are scientists and contribute daily to a more sustainable economy by the products and services they develop. BRAIN has been founded on the believe that the biologization of industrial processes and the creation of a circular economy are prerequisites for sustainable living. Our employees employ biotechnology as the primary tool to achieve these targets.

Customers
We enable many of our customers to create more sustainable processes and products. With our scientific services and largely enzyme based products we replace chemical processes and contribute to more sustainable customer products with a focus on health, nutrition and environment.

Shareholders
The equity market has been the main source of financing for BRAIN since the IPO in 2016. Many of our shareholders already share our vision of a more sustainable economy. We are in a constant dialogue with our main shareholders and by publishing our inaugural ESG and Sustainability Report in 2022 we are providing ESG and Impact investors with the relevant information.