Beter Bed Holding

CSR report 2015

The CO2 footprint

Relation to the climate summit in Paris

At the climate summit in Paris, the world’s political leaders agreed that greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced by 40% by 2030. Heads of government and the United Nations stated that businesses in particular had a significant role to play in achieving those targets.

Beter Bed Holding aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by using energy sources necessary for its operations sparingly. Greenhouse gas emissions are calculated using indicators from the GHG Protocol; greenhouse gases are reported in kg of CO2. As the tables with conversion factors from the GHG Protocol are only completed for CO2, the company has opted not to report on other greenhouse gases such as CH4 and N2O.

CO2 emissions

CO2 emissions totalled 19,964 tonnes in 2015; a decrease of over 11% compared with 2014. The decrease was achieved primarily through efforts in the field of electricity. The main contribution was provided by Matratzen Concord which switched to green electricity in Germany in October 2015, resulting in a 24% decrease in CO2 emissions in that country. The second significant contribution came from Beter Bed The Netherlands, where CO2 emissions attributable to stores were reduced by 574 tonnes in 2015 due to the remodelling referred to earlier.

CO2 emissions (tonnes)

2015

2014

2013

2012

Natural gas

6,087

6,090

7,935

7,013

Fuel oil

1,638

1,703

2,055

2,007

Diesel

1,275

1,361

1,261

1,389

Electricity

9,153

11,741

12,066

12,731

Air travel

38

29

24

35

Commute travel

1,773

1,672

1,704

1,823

Total

19,964

22,596

25,045

24,998


CO2 emissions (tonnes)

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

Direct emissions (scope 1)

9,000

9,154

11,251

10,409

9,289

9,625

Indirect emissions (scope 2)

9,153

11,741

12,066

12,731

12,819

13,053

Other emissions (scope 3)

1,811

1,701

1,728

1,858

1,849

1,717

Total

19,964

22,596

25,045

24,998

23,957

24,395


Scope 1: Direct emissions

The CO2 emissions directly produced by Beter Bed Holding amount to 9,000 tonnes. This is approximately 45% of the total emissions. Direct emissions are primarily caused by heating buildings using natural gas.

Scope 1 (tonnes of CO2)

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

Natural gas

6,087

6,090

7,935

7,013

6,458

6,690

Fuel oil

1,638

1,703

2,055

2,007

1,592

1,686

Diesel

1,275

1,361

1,261

1,389

1,239

1,249

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total

9,000

9,154

11,251

10,409

9,289

9,625

Some stores in Germany, Austria and Switzerland are heated using fuel oil. Data on fuel oil is only a rough estimate. This is due, on the one hand, to the fact that stores do not purchase fuel oil themselves, rather it is included in the rent. On the other hand, periodic consumption is difficult to measure as large tanks are filled with oil without the use of gauges. For the sake of completeness, it has been decided to report CO2 emissions on the basis of estimated fuel oil consumption.

CO2 emissions from diesel can be attributed to the delivery of goods in the Netherlands.


Scope 2: Indirect emissions related to electricity

Indirect CO2 emissions are emissions for which the organisation is responsible but which it does not produce itself. Scope 2 emissions refer to CO2 emissions produced by electricity suppliers. Electricity consumption is responsible for 9,153 tonnes of CO2, which amounts to 45% of the total carbon footprint.

Scope 2 (tonnes of CO2)

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

Electricity

9,153

11,741

12,066

12,731

12,819

13,053

In calculating CO2 emissions, consumption by the head office in Uden has been mistakenly omitted over the past few years. Scope 2 emissions for the past five years have therefore been undervalued.

Correction CO2 emissions (tonnes)

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

Reported in 2014

n/a

11,369

11,674

12,297

12,368

12,595

Reported in 2015

n/a

11,741

12,066

12,731

12,819

13,053

Correction

n/a

372

392

434

451

458


Scope 3: Other indirect greenhouse gas emissions

Other indirect emissions are caused by staff transport. These are responsible for 1,811 tonnes of CO2, which is equal to 9% of the total carbon footprint.

Scope 3 (tonnes of CO2)

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

Air travel

38

29

24

35

38

31

Commute travel

1,773

1,672

1,704

1,823

1,811

1,686

Total

1,811

1,701

1,728

1,858

1,849

1,717


CO2 intensity

CO2 emissions per FTE have fallen by 24% over the past five years, from 10,767 kg to 8,179 kg per FTE. The emissions per FTE are equal to 98% of the emissions of a Dutch household.

CO2 emissions per m2 of store floor surface has decreased by 19% since 2010, from 62 kg to 50 kg per m2.

CO2 intensity

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

Kg CO2 per FTE

8,251

9,520

10,478

10,229

10,079

10,767

Kg CO2 per m2

50

55

57

58

59

62


The aforementioned can be represented as follows: