Beter Bed Holding

GRI INDEX 2014

Diversity

Important: Impact 3 - Relevance 4

A focus on diversity ensures a balanced composition of (management) teams. Balanced teams make a positive contribution to the effective performance of the organisation. Greater diversity, especially a larger number of women, in the composition of (management) teams is a clear ambition pursued by Beter Bed Holding. In management’s view, women tend to have the final say in decisions on purchases. In addition, the company believes that the management must be part of the society in which it operates.


G4-LA12
Diversity & Equal opportunities.

Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per employee category according to gender, age group, minority group membership, and other indicators of diversity.

Diversity in the composition of management and other teams is a major ambition pursued by Beter Bed Holding. In Beter Bed Holding’s view, women tend to have the final say in decisions on purchases. The efforts in this area have led to an increase in the number of women in management positions from 19 to 28 in 2013. The number of women in management positions decreased by one overall in 2014. While two female top managers were appointed in the Netherlands: the Purchasing Director and the Customer Satisfaction Manager, two female region leaders in Germany and one in Switzerland left the organisation. In 2015, additional attention will be given to recruiting new female managers. Beter Bed signed the Charter ‘Talent to the Top’ in 2014. This initiative is a code with clear agreements and a public commitment for achieving diversity at the top of the company.

Women

2014

2013

Supervisory Board

1

25%

1

25%

Management

27

22%

28

22%

Employees

2,177

73%

2,196

73%

Employees in agegroups

2014

2013

Younger than 30

237

244

From 30 to 50

1,500

1,633

Older than 50

1,236

1,138

Total

2,973

3,015

G4-LA13
Equal remuneration.

Ratio of basic salary and remuneration of women to men. Subdivided by employee category, by significant locations of operation.

Not reported.





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