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Driven by a commitment to stay ahead of the new EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive, Ferrexpo, a Swiss-based FTSE 250 commodity trading and mining company and the world's third-largest iron ore pellet exporter, wanted to undertake a double materiality assessment.​


Ricardo's double materiality assessment, aligned with European Financial Reporting Authority Group guidance, identified a comprehensive range of actual and potential environmental, social and governance impacts, risks and opportunities. ​

Through internal and external stakeholder engagement, Ricardo assessed these impacts and their financial implications, informing the prioritisation of material topics and their seamless integration into client strategy. ​

This approach ensured both regulatory compliance and strategic advantage.​


Double Materiality transformed Ferrexpo's approach to sustainability by:​

  • Offering a clearer picture of its full environmental and social impact enabling resources to be allocated efficiently and the development of future strategies that harmonise purpose and profit.​
  • Fostering transparent and engaging conversations with stakeholders, improving relationships and trust. ​

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