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Talking to our stakeholders

This is an outline of which issues we think are likely to be of particular significance to our stakeholders this year.

>> WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO THIS YEAR

Test our assumptions with our stakeholders through structured dialogue.

Having defined our issues, our next step is to test and validate our assumptions with our stakeholders in a more structured way. We've already started doing this with our employees and with our customers but elsewhere we need to make a start. Overall, this is an area where we can and need to do a lot a better. Here are some of the stakeholders we'll be engaging with, and what we'll be asking them, to make sure we're on the right track:

  • Employees - are we treating you well, and acting responsibly towards you and on your behalf?
  • Customers - are we acting responsibly towards you and delivering the service you want?
  • The wider Virgin Group of companies - are we aligned with what you're doing and helping drive progress on CR across the Group?
  • Government / Regulators - which issues do you feel are important?
  • Suppliers - are you prepared to work with us to become more responsible?
  • Competitors - how can we work together on issues of concern to us as an industry?
  • Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) - how can we do better?
  • Local Communities - are we focusing on the right issues?
  • Media - is what we're doing exciting and worth talking about?
  • CR Commentators/ thought-leaders - are we on the right track?

You can see an outline of the issues we think are likely to be of particular significance to some of our key stakeholders this year in the table below:

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