Sustainability Reporting at Beiersdorf

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 website.

With “CARE BEYOND SKIN – Creating a Sustainable Tomorrow” for the Consumer Business Segment we aim to inform our stakeholders about our engagement for sustainability in the 2020 reporting period. The Review covers our successes and achievements but also highlights the key issues and challenges that we face as a company. We present projects in our strategic areas of ENVIRONMENTSOCIETY and CONSUMER. These illustrate how we live out sustainability at Beiersdorf, and how the passion and dedication of our employees around the world are helping drive our efforts forward.

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 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.