About this report

Reporting scope

This report covers the CSR KPI for all subsidiaries of the Bekaert Group.


Reporting period and cycle

This report covers the activities between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2014, unless stated differently and if relevant for the report.
Bekaert reports annually on its sustainability performance.

Process for defining reporting content

The content of this report has been defined considering the most significant indicators of our activity, the impact of and commitment to the company's interest groups, the effort in sustainability and the level of detail established by model G3 of the GRI guidelines.

We have taken into account the present and future contribution of the activities in the improvement or the deterioration of social, environmental and economic conditions.

Our stakeholders are all physical, legal or collective persons that are influenced directly or indirectly by the activities of the company.
Our interest groups include: the Bekaert employees, suppliers, customers, shareholders, partners, local governments and the communities in which we are active.

Reporting principle

Bekaert’s CSR report 2014 is based on the GRI G3 Guidelines regarding the GRI Sustainability Reporting Framework. Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is a non-profit organization that promotes economic sustainability. GRI has concluded that the report fulfils the requirements of Application level C. Bekaert’s responsible performance in 2014 has been recognized by its inclusion in the Ethibel Excellence Index (ESI) Europe -  a reference benchmark for top performers in terms of corporate social responsibility based on Vigeo’s research - as well as in Kempen SRI.

Overview of reported KPIs

GRI G3 EC1 Direct economic value generated and distributed, including revenues, operating costs, employee compensation, donations and other community investments, retained earnings, and payments to capital providers and governments.

GRI G3 EC3 Coverage of the organization's defined benefit plan obligations.

GRI G3 EN8 Total water withdrawal by source.

GRI G3 EN21 Total water discharge by quality and destination.

GRI G3 LA1 Total workforce by employment type, employment contract, and region.

GRI G3 LA3 Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees, by major operations.

GRI G3 LA4 Percentage of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements.

GRI G3 LA6 Percentage of total workforce represented in formal joint management-work health and safety committees that monitor and advise on occupational health and safety programs.

GRI G3 LA7 Rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and number of work-related fatalities by region.

GRI G3 LA10 Average hours of training per year per employee by employee category.

GRI G3 LA12 Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews.

GRI G3 SO3 Percentage of employees trained in the company's anti-corruption policies and procedures.

GRI Content index

Consult our GRI Content Index here.

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