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 for the Consumer Business Segment is available for download from our webpage as a separate document.
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 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.