Beter Bed Holding

CSR report 2015

Strategy and objectives

CSR targets 2015

We report for the last time on performance in view of the current targets, determined in 2012, in this report:

Subject1

2015

2014

2013

2012

Target

Chain management

100%

100%

100%

97%

2013

100%

Codes of conduct signed

Diversity in management

25%

22%

22%

16%

2016

30%

Women in management

Sickness-related absenteeism

3.4%

2.6%

3.5%

3.2%

2016

3.0%

Germany

Sickness-related absenteeism

4.9%

4.2%

4.3%

4.8%

2016

3.5%

The Netherlands

Safe products

83%

82%

81%

78%

2016

80%

Certified mattresses

Energy consumption (TJ)

231

238

277

268

2016

235

Recycled waste

52%

48%

46%

46%

2016

75%

  1. 1 The quantities reported in this CSR report are rounded figures. Calculated ratios and percentages are based on the exact figures.

Beter Bed Holding believes reporting on CSR is important within an economic context. This choice is reflected in the inclusion of a brief CSR report in the annual report. CSR is a crucial pillar in strategic business management, in which the long-term interests of people, the environment and financial targets should reinforce each other. The most relevant CSR topics are also included in the key figures in the annual report.

Strategy and ambition 2016-2012

Building on the results of the measures put in place in the past few years, steps will be taken to continue like-for-like growth and to ensure that the formules remain contemporary. To achieve this, a new strategic plan was formulated in 2015 for the period 2016-2020, named 'From good to great'. The primary focus in that plan will be on innovation and maximum customer satisfaction in an omnichannel environment. Expansion will also be a priority, in order to further strengthen the position of our formulas in the various countries. All of this is considered within a socially-responsible context.

In the annual report, Beter Bed Holding has set targets for the period from 2016 to 2020 that form part of the strategic plan 'From good to great'. Specifically with regard to CSR the following is included:

Beter Bed Holding and its subsidiaries consciously and conscientiously act in their stakeholders' interests, combining healthy entrepreneurship with respect for people and environment.

Beter Bed Holding is aware of its social responsibility, as attested in its existing compliance reporting, the stakeholder dialogue in which it engages and the structural approach to CSR embedded within the organisation. The stakeholder dialogue showed that Beter Bed Holding is expected to know and share information about the origin (and environmental pressure) of the raw materials, semi-manufactured products and manufactured products used by its suppliers. In addition to requiring all suppliers to sign the code of conduct as standard, Beter Bed Holding must demonstrate how it can play a proactive role in ensuring that the materials used by suppliers also comply with the relevant requirements in terms of CSR.

For the coming years, Beter Bed Holding has the ambition to launch initiatives within the sector and in consultation with strategic suppliers to promote circular economy.

In 2016, Beter Bed Holding intends to participate in the EMBED (‘European Models for Bedding End-of-life Decisions’) initiative, organised by EBIA (European Bedding Industries Association) in response to the European Commission's action plan for circular economy and the EU directive on recycling in particular.

In 2016, the company will also set out CSR targets for 2016-2020 in relation to its strategy and ambition.