Annual Report 2013

About this Report Definition of Materiality

ALIGNED WITH THE BB’S STRATEGIC SUSTAINABILITY PLAN, THE THEMES TO BE REPORTED ON ARE IDENTIFIED EVERY TWO YEARS AND INVOLVE THE DIFFEREnT STAKEHOLDERS
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The definition of the principal themes to be covered by the Management of Banco do Brasil and reported in its Annual Report are aligned with the Agenda 21 of Banco do Brasil, the sustainability plan that channels the investments, actions and efforts of BB in developing its business. Updated in 2012 through a systematic process developed to involve and engage the principal stakeholders, with biannual validity, the Agenda 21 2013-2015 enabled the construction of the materiality matrix that supports the content presented in this document.

This process for updating and prioritizing the challenges of the Agenda 21 began with the bank’s technical body defining the 30 challenges for consultation with stakeholders. This identification was based on market parameters such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of BM&FBovespa and the Brazilian Consumer Protection Institute (IDEC).

The set of challenges was evaluated by representatives of the stakeholders – employees, suppliers, customers, civil society, investors/shareholders and sustainability specialists – at an engagement meeting. Debate was encouraged by creating multidisciplinary tables to promote the exchange of opinions. Subsequently, BB executives evaluated the 30 challenges at the 13th Sustainability Forum.

The highlights and findings were submitted to the Officers, the General Managers of the Strategic Units and the Executive Managers of the bank at a specific workshop. During an entire day, the group analyzed each challenge and defined actions aimed at developing solutions, products and services that respond to the demands of the shareholders and other stakeholders. The actions were consolidated into the Agenda 21 for the period from 2013 to 2015 and validated by the Board of Officers.

As the scope of this report, 12 priority challenges were selected and these comprise the upper right-hand quadrant of the matrix, and will be detailed throughout the document, accompanied by the GRI indicators. In the GRI Index, all the indicators are presented, together with their correlation with the principles of the Global Compact.

Since the materiality process took place in 2012, the priority challenges are related to the indicators of the GRI version G3. In the case of this report, an attempt was made to adapt the reporting of these challenges so as to include the guidelines of the recently-launched G4 version. In the second semester of 2014 there will be a new Banco do Brasil stakeholder consultation process that will enable material themes to be ratified and others defined, including a better definition of internal and external limits and impacts, bearing in mind the Brazilian and global economic and socioenvironmental context. Thus, the alignment with version G4 will take place during the entire materiality and reporting process beginning in 2015.

THE SUSTAINABILITY PLAN CHALLENGES MATRIX – AGENDA 21 OF BANCO DO BRASIL

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Stakeholder properties

Matriz de Materialidade