CSR report 2016

The ecological footprint

The organisation has been aware for a considerable number of years that the environmental footprint of Beter Bed Holding contributes to global warming. Beter Bed Holding has already been working successfully for many years to reduce its environmental footprint. In 2016 energy audits have been successfully carried out on eight locations in the Netherlands.

Since 2012, the organisation has put forward proposals to improve performance in CSR. Some improvements proposed and implemented in an effort to save energy include:

  • The central and timer-managed lighting.
  • The management of energy meters to take specific location-based measures.
  • The use of LED lighting in electronic signs at sites.
  • The purchase of new lorries to the higher European standard (Euro 6).

Beter Bed Holding does not measure the direct effects of energy-saving projects or investments in energy-saving devices.

The trend in energy consumption over the past few years is as follows:

Energy consumption (TJ)

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

Electricity

99

105

111

114

121

Natural gas

106

102

102

133

118

Oil fuel

25

24

25

30

29

Total

230

231

238

277

268