Sustainability Reporting at Beiersdorf

Sustainability Review 2019

Beiersdorf has provided transparent sustainability reporting and has continually engaged for greater sustainability for many years now. Since as early as 2003 we have reported annually on our strategic approaches, projects and measures in the area of sustainability.

Since 2021 our Combined Non-financial Statement (NFS) for the Beiersdorf Group (Consumer and tesa Business Segments) and Beiersdorf AG forms part of the Annual Report. The tesa Business Segment publishes its own Sustainability Report on its Corporate Website.

With our upcoming Sustainability Review (scheduled for publication in spring 2021) we will inform our stakeholders about our sustainability engagement in the Consumer Business Segment for the 2020 reporting period. The Review will cover our successes and achievements but also highlight the key issues and challenges that we face as a company.  

Standards secure quality

Alongside transparency, comparability in our sustainability reporting is of prime importance to us and we therefore rely on international reporting frameworks. Our reporting is oriented towards the Guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). We have applied the GRI standards since 2018 and report in line with the “Core” option. We regularly carry out a Materiality Analysis to check and confirm the structure and orientation of our sustainability activities and reporting.
The corresponding GRI Index 2020 will be available for download from our webpage as a separate document as of spring 2020. 

Furthermore, Beiersdorf is a Member of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). As a signatory we are committed to upholding the Ten Principles based on the universally recognized UN norms in the fields of human rights, labor standards, environmental protection, and anti-corruption.
Our engagement also comprises the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and we have included these in our Sustainability Review since 2018.
We report on our progress in these topic areas and an assignation of the statements to the Ten Principles is provided in the GRI Index.