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Relevant Topics

EDP promotes stakeholder engagement through continuous participation processes, using various communication channels depending on the specific nature of the target audiences. 

This ongoing dialogue with EDP’s most significant stakeholders (through meetings, discussion rounds with the company macrostructure, questionnaires, consultations in-person, partnerships and other interactions) identifies the most relevant topics for the different segments mentioned above. 

The conclusions of consultations organized by EDP with its stakeholders in 2016 are:

Value Chain segment: tends to focus on the following topics as critical issues: tariffs and energy Prices, composition of the electricity bill, climate change (namely promoting energy efficiency in consumption), and innovation (specifically concerning smart grids);

Market Segment: Critical issues are deemed to be financial sustainability issues (such as debt, the macroeconomic context, and the EDP Group strategy) and the regulatory framework;

> Democracy segment: identifies the most relevant topics as: Demand side management, investment in renewable energy, tariffs and energy price (namely the tariff deficit);

> Territorial and Social Organization: places particular emphasis on topics such as public lighting, demand side management, investment in renewable energy, and tariffs and energy prices (in particular the tariff deficit). 


EDP, given the importance of identifying material issues due to the influence they have on the decisions, activities and performance of an organization and its stakeholders, annually updates these issues and prioritizes them according to relevance and meaning.

The EDP Group materiality matrix includes the issues considered to be relevant for society and for the business, according to the Accountability’s standards.