Beter Bed Holding

GRI INDEX 2014

Effluents & waste

Important: Impact 3 - Relevance 4

Beter Bed Holding sets store by reducing and where possible re-using the volume of waste. In the years ahead, the company will formulate its goals for the re-use of materials by the suppliers (including mattresses). The ambition is to put explicit arrangements in place on the actual re-use of all materials collected.



G4-EN22
Effluents.

Total water discharge by quality and destination.

Not reported.





G4-EN23
Waste.

Total weight of waste by type and disposal method.

The total volume of waste rose by 5% to 4,700 tonnes. This increase (of 240 tonnes) is attributable to the remodelling of stores at Beter Bed. As a result, waste volumes increased in Netherlands by 730 tonnes, while volumes in the rest of the organisation fell by 490 tonnes. The target to collect, separate and reuse all packaging material in the Netherlands after delivery was again achieved in 2014.

Waste (tonnes)

2014

2013

2012

Cardboard and paper

1,700

1,900

2,300

Other

3,000

2,500

2,900

Total

4,700

4,400

5,200

Beter Bed Holding has set itself the target of recycling 75% of waste by 2016. Talks with waste processing companies have shown that it is not feasible for them to monitor the waste streams of individual customers. Accordingly, the business reports the processing percentage of the waste processing company to Beter Bed Holding. In the company’s opinion, the value of the data reported for this is therefore very limited. The CSR policy team will produce a proposal on how it can report effectively on waste in the future.


G4-EN24
Significant spills.

Total number and volume of significant spills.

Not applicable.






G4-EN25
Transport hazardous waste.

Weight of transported, imported, exported, or treated waste deemed hazardous under the terms of the Basel Convention Annex I, II, III, and VIII, and percentage of transported waste shipped internationally.

Not applicable.




G4-EN26
Effect discharges of water.

Identity, size, protected status, and biodiversity value of water bodies and related habitats significantly affected by the organisation’s discharges of water and runoff.

Not applicable.




Emissions

Products & Services