6.5
Material topics

Accell Group is always in contact with society via its participation in a wide range of networks and its continuous dialogue with its stakeholders. Based on the feedback we receive from our stakeholders, trends & developments in society and following the Accell Group strategy, the Board of Management reviews the materiality matrix annually. During this review we take into account the four Principles of Reporting of the GRI Standard, namely stakeholder inclusiveness, sustainability context, materiality and completeness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For 2021, no additional adjustments are made. The materiality matrix illustrates the specific topics that we and our stakeholders deem important. Issues plotted towards the top right corner are the most material issues, while the ones in the bottom left section are seen as less important in relative terms.

 

Topics from A to J are the most material topics. In our annual report we cover these topics in detail. Topics from K to N are covered briefly. Boundaries for each material issue are noted in our GRI Content Index.

A CUSTOMER SATISFACTION B HEALTHY, SAFE & GREEN MOBILITY C INNOVATION & DESIGN D CARBON FOOTPRINT REDUCTION E F G H I J A B C D E F G H I J

A

CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

In addition to satisfaction with a high-quality product, service and buying convenience and availability, good information and a focus on customer safety are key factors, both in terms of regulations and product development and in use, that make an implicit contribution to client satisfaction.

STAKEHOLDER GROUPS THAT PRIORITIZE THIS TOPIC

• Consumers
• Retail trade network

KEY FIGURES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

• Brands have their own methods for monitoring this.

B

HEALTHY, SAFE & GREEN MOBILITY

Playing a leadership role when it comes to increasing sustainability in mobility, reducing congestion, reducing CO2 emissions and improving living conditions in urbanized areas. Playing a proactive role in society to promote more exercise, sports and a healthier lifestyle, safety in terms of cycling conditions, infrastructure and bicycle products.

STAKEHOLDER GROUPS THAT PRIORITIZE THIS TOPIC

• Retail trade network
• Shareholders and banks
• Industry organizations
• Consumers
• Public sector
• Suppliers
• Staff

KEY FIGURES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS


• Amount in sponsoring.

 

C

INNOVATION & DESIGN

We design simple innovative solutions inspired by people. Providing distinctive products that surprise customers without compromising on safety and sustainability.

STAKEHOLDER GROUPS THAT PRIORITIZE THIS TOPIC

• Consumers
• Retail trade network
• Industry bodies

KEY FIGURES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

• Number of prizes and awards
• Number of patents and model protections.


D

CARBON FOOTPRINT REDUCTION

Sustainable and less energy consumption in our production facilities, warehouse and offices, optimizing our logistics and business travelling, focus on more European production.

STAKEHOLDER GROUPS THAT PRIORITIZE THIS TOPIC

• Public sector
• Industry organizations
• Shareholders and banks

KEY FIGURES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

• Amount of energy consumption
• Amount of emissions
• % of sustainable energy.

E

SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION

Production of bicycles with the lowest possible impact on the environment, reduction of waste and energy consumption, and attention paid to the use of packaging and safe materials.

STAKEHOLDER GROUPS THAT PRIORITIZE THIS TOPIC

• Industry organizations
• Suppliers
• Public sector
• Shareholders and banks

KEY FIGURES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

• Environmental impact packaging materials
• Environmental impact waste
• Single-use plastic reduction.


F

SUPPLY CHAIN

Optimization of the supply chain to increase reliability of deliveries and reduce lead times and respond more effectively to changes in consumer demand. Accept responsibility as a significant player in the mobility chain to encourage sustainable operations among partners on both the suppliers’ side and the distribution side.

STAKEHOLDER GROUPS THAT PRIORITIZE THIS TOPIC

• Shareholders and banks
• Public sector
• Industry organizations
• Suppliers

KEY FIGURES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

• Assessment of suppliers in terms of employment practices, human rights and environmental impact.

 

G

JOB SATISFACTION AND WELL-BEING

Providing an open and professional culture in combination with an inspiring working environment that suits the personal abilities, talents and ambitions of employees. Providing good training and career prospects with attention for personal circumstances, health and a safe working environment.

STAKEHOLDER GROUPS THAT PRIORITIZE THIS TOPIC

• Staff
• Public sector

KEY FIGURES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

• Hours of absenteeism
• Number of hours of training and education
• Employee evaluation in terms of satisfaction, engagement and enthusiasm.

H

HEALTH & SAFETY

Improving the health and safety culture within the company, as well as compliance with legislation and regulations. 

STAKEHOLDER GROUPS THAT PRIORITIZE THIS TOPIC

• Staff
• Public sector
• Industry organizations

KEY FIGURES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

• Hours of absenteeism
• Hours of absenteeism as a result of accidents.

I

DIVERSITY

Diversity and inclusion are about appreciating and incorporating the unique life experience that every Accell colleague brings to work. 

STAKEHOLDER GROUPS THAT PRIORITIZE THIS TOPIC

• Public sector
• Shareholders and banks
• Staff

KEY FIGURES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

• Balance between male and female staff.

 

J

PROFITABILITY

Improving profitability by implementing our strategy, always from the perspective of customer satisfaction, so this actually bolsters our relevance in the long term, rather than undermining it.

STAKEHOLDER GROUPS THAT PRIORITIZE THIS TOPIC

• Shareholders and banks

KEY FIGURES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

• EBIT margin
• Net profit
• ROCE
• Net turnover.