CSR report 2016

Material topics

In 2013, Beter Bed Holding commissioned consultancy firm MVOplossingen, to carry out a materiality analysis. In 2014, a dialogue took place with 14 stakeholders, including staff, shareholders, suppliers, sector members and NGOs. The dialogue did not result in any significant alterations to the list of material topics.

The list of GRI G4 topics is so detailed that in some cases the company has merged a number of related topics. Stakeholders agree with this consolidation, which resulted in the following topics and weightings.

Subject

Impact

Relevance

Total

Customer health & safety

5

4

9

Materials

4

4

8

Occupational health & safety

4

4

8

Compliance

4

4

8

Procurement practices

4

4

8

Grievance mechanisms

4

4

8

Energy

4

4

8

Emissions

3

4

7

Products & Services

4

3

7

Fair communications

4

3

7

Diversity

3

4

7

Labor - management relations

4

3

7

Economic performance

4

3

7

Human rights

4

3

7

Effluents & Waste

3

4

7

Training & Education

4

3

7

Employment opportunities

3

3

6

Fair business

3

3

6

Market presence

3

3

6

Transport

2

3

5

Local communities

3

2

5

Environmental protection

3

2

5

Indirect economic benefits

3

2

5

Water

2

2

4

Biodiversity

1

2

3

Topics were evaluated on a scale from two to ten, whereby the features impact (impact of the topic on the organisation, or vice versa), and relevance (relevance of the topic to the organisation) could be allocated between one and five points. If an indicator received a combined score of impact and relevance of five points or less, stakeholders did not consider this to be material, i.e. unimportant.

If an indicator received a combined score of more than five, the indicator was deemed to be material, either important or crucial:

  • Important: the combined score of impact and relevance is six or seven points.
  • Crucial: the combined score of impact and relevance is eight points or more.

The annual report explains all topics with a combined weighting of seven or more. Topics with a weighting of six or more are reported in this CSR report. Topics that were not deemed to be material are only reported if the information is easily available. For each topic deemed to be material, whether crucial or important, the organisation will report on at least one indicator, according to GRI.