Beter Bed Holding

GRI INDEX 2014

Reading guide

In its annual report, Beter Bed Holding N.V. reports for the fourth time on its activities and claims in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) according to the guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). The GRI Index is an addition to the annual report. Beter Bed Holding reports like in 2013 according to the G4 reporting guidelines of the GRI and has chosen to use the basic reporting option, also known as the CORE (as opposed to the COMPREHENSIVE) option. These and other definitions can be found on the glossary.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The 'general information' concerns aspects that all companies need to report, regardless of the specific nature of the business.

The image below shows an example of the reporting of general information.

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In the upper left corner one can find in large blue font the code of the indicator, with just below a brief description of the relevant indicator. The actual reporting of the organisation is shown in a smaller black font.

The upper right corners shows a blue box containing both the code of the indicator, and the subtitle CORE. This means that the organisation is expected to report this indicator. In case the box is grey, the indicator is for COMPREHENSIVE reporting, meaning the company is not expected to report this indicator. Each box contains the logo from GRI, with the subtitle DEFINITION. When you click on this logo you will be transferred to the full description of the indicator.

SPECIFIC INFORMATION

The 'specific information' contains CSR information that is specific for the organisation. The determination of whether an aspect is material for the company is reported in chapter Identified Material Aspects & Boundaries of the general information.

The image below shows an example of the reporting of specific information.

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In the upper left corner is the name of the aspect shown in large blue letters, with just below the importance of the aspect, measured in impact and relevance. In chapter Identified Material Aspects & Boundaries of the general information is the process for determining the level of importance reported. The Direct Management Approach, describing the vision or management approach with regard to the aspect reported, is shown in an orange font.

Aspects are measured on a scale of 2 to 10, whereby scores for impact and relevance from 1 to 5 can be assigned to both features. The upper right corner shows a matrix, in which the score of the aspect highlighted in orange. In case the orange cube is positionned in the grey triangle the aspect is not material. An orange cube found in the blue triangle shows reflects that the the aspect is considered material by the stakeholders. The aspects are classified into three categories:

  • UNIMPORTANT: The combined score for impact and relevance is 5 points or less.

  • IMPORTANT: The combined score for impact and relevance is 6 or 7 points.

  • CRUCIAL: The combined score for impact and relevance is 8 points or more.

The image below shows an example of a crucial aspect.

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In the upper left corner is the code and name of the indicator shown in large blue letters, with just below a short description of the indicator reported. The actual reporting of the organisation is shown in a smaller black font.

The upper right corner shows either an orange, a blue of a grey box containing the code of the indicator. The subtitle is respectively CRUCIAL, IMPORTANT, or UNIMPORTNANT. At least one indicator of a material aspect (CRUCIAL of IMPORTANT) needs to be reported. Each box contains the logo from GRI, with the subtitle DEFINITION. When you click on this logo you will be transferred to the full description on the GRI website.

Other

The reported numbers have been rounded. Calculated ratios and percentages are based on the exact figure.

In its annual report, Beter Bed Holding discloses the average number of FTE as well as the total number of FTE as per year-end. In the specific standard disclosures on labor practices and decent work the employee numbers are reported.