Beter Bed Holding


Occupational Health & Safety

Crucial: Impact 4 - Relevance 4

Employees of Beter Bed Holding must be able to work in a safe working environment. The health and safety of employees are an important pillar of employee satisfaction. The policy is aimed at further reducing work-related absenteeism by providing more extensive support for the employees concerned.

Health & Safety committees.

Percentage of total workforce represented in formal joint management–worker health and safety committees that help monitor and advise on occupational health and safety programs.

Not reported.

Injury rates & absenteeism.

Type of injury and rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and total number of workrelated fatalities, by region and by gender.

Types of occupational illness

There are no particular occupational illnesses to report.


Sickness-related absenteeism edged down slightly at Beter Bed Holding to 3.5% in 2014 (2013: 3.6%). This decrease is due to the slight decrease in absenteeism in the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland and Spain. The proportion of people with long-term illnesses increased slightly. The number of days of sickness-related absenteeism decreased from 8.9 to 7.4 days per staff member.

Sickness-related absenteeism




Lost days




Sickness-related absenteeism %




Coverage ratio*

99 %

100 %

89 %

* The coverage ratio relates to the percentage of employees for whom sickness-related absenteeism is reported. In 2014 no data on sickness-related absenteeism in Belgium was available.

Work-related fatalities.

0 (None)

Workers with high risk.

Workers with high incidence or high risk of diseases related to their occupation.

The company sets great store by the safety and health of all employees. In view of the nature of the occupational risks, there is a special focus on the staff behind our logistic processes. This is why in 2014 we conducted another random survey of the distribution centres and cargo bays of our delivery trucks in the Netherlands for hazardous substances. Beter Bed Holding is pleased to report again, in line with its expectations, that no hazardous substances were found.

Formal agreements with trade unions.

Health and safety topics covered in formal agreements with trade unions.

Not reported.

Labor/Management relations

Training & Education