At Beckers, we are determined to ensure our company is part of the solution for a sustainable future. For us 2020 was extremely important in this regard. We launched our 2030 Sustainability Strategy, set ambitious targets and KPIs to measure our progress with it, and rolled it out across the whole organization. Our sustainability strategy is now the core of our company strategy.
sales are net-sustainable products
sales are net-sustainable products
new R&D products are net-sustainable
Inclusive, gender-balanced organization
Engagement in line with top performing companies
Role model of well-being
Socially engaged business
55% CO₂e reduction from our own operations
50% CO₂e reduction from third-party logistics
sourcing aligned with our Responsible Sourcing Strategy
Our 2030 Sustainability Strategy is divided in three streams and contains ambitious goals and actionable key performance indicators for each. Last fall, we kicked off the real work by communicating these across the company. In this report we show how we have begun implementing our 2030 Sustainability Strategy, making sustainability our priority even in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The UN and world leaders call the years up to 2030 the “Decade of Action”. We also are clear that it will be our actions, not just words or strategy that will create impact and therefore have worked quickly to translate our goals into activities. After publishing the sustainability strategy in July 2020, the Executive Committee worked together with the sustainability team to finalize the KPIs and targets for each of the three streams. These ambitious goals were then challenged and approved by internal expert groups and finally, in September, by the Beckers Board. In fall 2020 we started fully rolling out the strategy across the company with a series of events designed to get everyone on board (see box for details).
The 2030 Sustainability Strategy is divided into three work streams: People with impact, Products with impact and Operations with impact. Within each stream we have defined our approach, set ambitious goals and strong KPIs.
The progress we made towards our goals in 2020 is set out in detail in this report. It is also visible throughout Beckers. Within each stream, these are some of the highlights.
In 2021 we will complete the full roll-out and integration of the 2030 Sustainability Strategy across the company. Employee engagement will continue to be a main focus. Each colleague will take responsibility for the sustainability strategy in their own sphere of influence. Driving forward the 2030 Sustainability Strategy will be a key priority in everyone’s daily work. The global sustainability team offers support to everyone across the company with trainings, workshops and communication material. All sites will develop individual roadmaps as well as action plans and strategies for sustainable investments. We will integrate our products into the Beckers Sustainability Index. This will make our portfolio more transparent and give our customers a holistic view of how the improvements in our products can help them to make progress towards net-sustainable products. We will enhance the internal environmental audits of our sites and initiate a global industrial investment plan. We will hold the next global employee engagement survey to continuously listen to our colleagues and define actions to optimize the employee experience.