Every other year we conduct a comprehensive materiality assessment to ensure we are addressing and reporting on topics that reflect our significant economic, environmental and social impacts, or that substantively influence the assessments and decisions of our stakeholders.
We find issues from our 2017 assessment remain relevant for the 2018 reporting year and we will conduct another materiality assessment in 2019 to reflect our evolving business strategy and stakeholder expectations.
Our material issues have been aligned with the three pillars of our Corporate Social Responsibility framework: Building Healthier Communities, Leading and Inspiring Growth and Protecting Our Planet and each issue is explored in more detail in our full Corporate Social Responsibility Report.
The issues are placed on a matrix (see below) that displays their position for both the level of stakeholder interest and potential business impact for CVS Health. Together, the results represent the material issues facing our business that our stakeholders care about.