The 16 issues listed in the table below are those that both emerged as top issues from our most recent materiality assessment and mapped to Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards reporting criteria. The table provides a cross-reference with the relevant GRI categories for each issue and identifies the boundary for each issue in our 2017 Sustainability Report.
Overall, our material issues include environmental, social and governance concerns reflecting diverse external stakeholder priorities and Hess’ operational and regulatory risk focus. Climate change, which was a focus of our environment, health, safety and social responsibility strategy prior to 2015, was one of the top five issues identified in our survey.
Each of the material issues listed in the table below is considered to apply enterprisewide to Hess' operated assets unless otherwise noted. This list of issues, including the internal and external boundaries for each, will be revisited in our next materiality assessment refresh.