Beter Bed Holding

GRI INDEX 2014

Emissions

Important: Impact 3 - Relevance 4

Beter Bed Holding strives to limit its emissions of greenhouse gases through careful use of the energy sources it needs to conduct its business. Greenhouse gases are reported in kilograms of CO2 and are calculated on the basis of the guidelines in the Greenhouse Gas Protocol.


OVERVIEW OF TOTAL CARBON FOOTPRINT

Greenhouse gas emissions are calculated using indicators from the GHG Protocol. As the tables stating conversion factors in the GHG Protocol are only complete for the greenhouse gas CO2, the company has decided not to report on the other greenhouse gases, including CH4 and N2O.

Carbon footprint in CO2 (kg):

G4-EN15
Direct GHG emissions (Scope 1).

Direct greenhouse gas emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent. Independent of any GHG trades, such as purchases, sales, or transfers of offsets or allowances.

The direct CO2 emissions by Beter Bed Holding are some 9,200 tonnes. This is around 41% of total emissions. The direct emissions are attributable mainly to the use of natural gas to heat buildings.

In some cases in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, stores are heated with fuel oil. The information concerning fuel oil is a rough estimate and is therefore no longer reported. This is due, on the one hand, to the fact that the stores do not purchase the fuel oil themselves, as it is included in the rent. And on the other hand, periodic consumption is difficult to measure as the oil is refilled in large tanks without meters. For the sake of completeness, the company has however reported CO2 emissions resulting from the estimated fuel oil consumption.

The CO2 emissions deriving from diesel fuel are attributable to goods deliveries in the Netherlands. The increase in the use of diesel fuel is directly related to the increased revenue in 2014.

Scope 1 (tonnes of CO2)

2014

2013

2012

Natural gas

6,090

7,935

7,013

Fuel oil

1,703

2,055

2,007

Diesel

1,361

1,261

1,289

Total

9,154

11,251

10,309

G4-EN16
Indirect GHG emissions related to Electricity
(Scope 2).

Indirect greenhouse gas emissions related to Electricity in metric tons of CO2 equivalent. Independent of any GHG trades, such as purchases, sales, or transfers of offsets or allowances.

The CO2 emissions for which the organisation is indirectly responsible relates to the CO2 emissions of electricity suppliers. The use of electricity is responsible for about 11.400 tonnes of CO2, which equals 51% of our total CO2 footprint.

Scope 2 (tonnes of CO2)

2014

2013

2012

Elektricity

11,369

11,674

12,122

The calculation of the indirect emissions in 2013 was not performed correctly. The CO2 emissions of the stores had been calculated by applying the conversion factor for the Netherlands to all countries. That is incorrect because the energy mix is different for each country. This year, CO2 emissions due to electricity consumption are calculated for each country by applying the conversion factor that is appropriate to that country.

CO2 emissions due to electricity consumption were understated by 3% last year (11,307 tonnes). This year, the comparative figures for 2013 have been adjusted to 11,674 tonnes.

G4-EN17
Other indirect GHG emissions (Scope 3).

Other indirect greenhouse gas emissions in metric tonnes of CO2 equivalent. Independent of any GHG trades, such as purchases, sales, or transfers of offsets or allowances.

The other indirect emissions are due to staff transportation, which account for some 1,700 tonnes of CO2, or 8% of the total CO2 footprint.

Scope 3 (tonnes of CO2)

2014

2013

2012

Air travel

29

24

35

Commute travel

1,672

1,704

1,823

Total

1,701

1,728

1,858

G4-EN18
Greenhouse gas emissions intensity.

Report the organisation-specific metric (the ratio denominator) chosen to calculate the ratio.

CO2 emissions per full-time employee have fallen by 11% over the past 5 years, from 10,565 kg to 9,363 kg per FTE. The emissions per FTE correspond to 111% of the emissions of a Dutch household.

CO2 emissions per m2 retail area have decreased by 12% since 2010, from 61 kg to 54 kg per m2.

CO2 intensity

2014

2013

2012

Kg CO2 per FTE

9,363

10,314

10,051

Kg CO2 per m3

54

56

57

G4-EN19
Reduction of GHG emissions.

Reduction of greenhouse gas GHG emissions achieved as a direct result of initiatives to reduce emissions.

Beter Bed Holding does not measure the direct savings of energy efficiency projects or of the investment in energy efficient equipment.





G4-EN20
Emissions of ozone-depleting substances (ODS).

Not reported.








G4-EN21
NOX SOX and other significant air emissions.

Not reported.







Biodiversity

Effluents & waste