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Materiality Assessment

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An important component of developing our 2023 Sustainability Report included the evaluation of key environmental, social and governance issues that are most critical to our stakeholders.

Our disclosures are managed by a cross-functional internal steering committee comprising senior leaders from Operations, Finance, Legal, Human Resources, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations. The ongoing goal of this committee is to identify material sustainability topics and establish a corresponding sustainability reporting framework.

The committee relies on shareholders’ feedback, sustainability frameworks and guidelines such as those published by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures and the U.N.’s Global Compact as well as its Sustainable Development Goals. In addition, we use external benchmarking and data providers’ scoring methodologies to identify new areas of focus and opportunities. These insights and our management team’s contributions inform our materiality framework and help us identify relevant topics for disclosure.

We are committed to incorporating these topics into our business operations, focusing on the issues that matter most to our business and stakeholders, as well as evaluating our sustainability topics for the future.

Sustainability Topics

Women’s Health and Corporate Citizenship

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