About the Responsibility Report

The Responsibility Report integrates our annual accounts and our Corporate Governance Report with our Sustainability Report. Systembolaget shall, as a State-owned company, prepare a Sustainability Report in accordance with GRI, the Global Reporting Initiative. We have done so in accordance with GRI G4.

Systembolaget shall, as a State-owned company, and in accordance with the Government-approved guidelines for external reporting, prepare a Sustainability Report in accordance with GRI (the Global Reporting Initiative). Systembolaget has elected to report in accordance with GRI’s “Core” option. GRI is a global network that issues a framework with guidelines for sustainability reporting. This is now the eighth year in succession that Systembolaget has reported in accordance with GRI guidelines and this year’s report was prepared in accordance with the GRI’s G4 guideline. The most recent report was published on 31 March 2015. This report has been subject to review by Systembolaget’s external auditors. See the Auditor’s Review Report in respect of the Sustainability Report.

The financial reports for 2015 comprise Systembolaget AB only, while the Sustainability Report for the 2015 operational year comprises the operations of Systembolaget AB and the wholly-owned subsidiary company, IQ-initiativet AB, which are material from a sustainability perspective. Sustainability data that falls outside of the information mandate of IQ-initiativet, or which refers to Systembolaget’s other subsidiary companies is not, however, included as these data have no material significance in relation to Systembolaget as a whole. Systembolaget currently conducts its measurement and monitoring of sustainability areas at company level. In cases where the GRI guidelines encourage reporting per region, therefore, the region corresponds to Sweden as a whole.

We have reported 12 indicators and 9 company-specific key performance indicators this year. The measurement and calculation methods are described, where necessary, in conjunction with the respective indicator. The compilation and quality assurance of the indicators is conducted by Systembolaget’s GRI Coordinator. Target figures and comparative figures are reported, where relevant. The baseline value for the monitoring of our carbon dioxide emissions has been reassessed in 2015 due, in part, to an inaccurate calculation of the current packaging weight of aluminium cans in the 2014 report and, in part, to the reassessment of our internal travel and electricity consumption in line with the Green House Gas Protocol. We now present more detailed information on how we currently calculate our carbon dioxide emissions within our Climate impact area of responsibility. Any amendments to comparison figures from previous years’ reports are noted under the indicator in question.

Contact person at Systembolaget

Press & Information Manager, Lennart Agén, tel. (switchboard) +46 8 503 300 00