GRI index

This sustainability report complies with the Global Reporting Initiatives (GRI) guidelines, version G4, and has been verified by Ernst & Young AB. Systembolaget, in accordance with the Core option, reports at least one indicator or company-specific key performance indicator per material sustainability aspect. Systembolaget has identified seven material sustainability aspects for the 2015 operational year.

Find out more about this year’s report.

The list of contents includes all sustainability aspects and the indicators or company-specific key performance indicators that Systembolaget has adjudged relevant to its operations on the basis of the company’s most important sustainability aspects. Information on Aspect Boundaries et al can be found in the index or via a reference to the location of the information in question.

 

General standard disclosures

Reviewed Audited

Strategy and analysis

G4-1

Provide a statement from the most senior decision-maker of the organisation (such as CEO, chair, or equivalent senior position) about the relevance of sustainability to the organisation and the organisation’s strategy for addressing sustainability

Organisational profile

G4-3

Report the name of the organisation

G4-4

Report the primary brands, products and services

G4-5

Report the location of the organisation’s headquarters

G4-6

Report the number of countries where the organisation operates

G4-7

Report the nature of ownership and legal form

G4-8

Report the markets served (including geographic breakdown, sectors served, and types of customers and beneficiaries)

G4-9

Report the scale of the organisation, including:
– Total number of employees
– Total number of operations
– Net sales
– Quantity of products or services provided
– Total assets
– Beneficial ownership
– Sales and revenues by countries or regions that make up 5% or more of total revenues
– Costs by countries or regions that make up 5% or more of total costs
– Employees

G4-10

* Report the total number of employees by employment contract and gender
* Report the total number of permanent employees by employment type and gender
* Report the total workforce by employees and supervised workers and by gender
* Report the total workforce by region and gender

Aspect boundary: it is not possible to obtain figures for contract personnel from our system in that we use our payroll system, Heroma, which only shows Systembolaget employees, in our calculations. We currently have no means of reporting contract personnel in a corresponding manner, and contract personnel are consequently excluded in order to eliminate the risk of misleading reporting.

G4-11

Report the percentage of total employees covered by collective bargaining agreements

Comment: 100% of the workforce is covered by collective bargaining agreements.

G4-12

Describe the organisation’s supply chain

G4-13

Report any significant changes during reporting period regarding the organisation’s size, structure, ownership, or its supply chain, including:
– Changes in the location of, or changes in, operations, including facility openings, closings, and expansions
– Changes in the share capital structure and other capital formation
– Changes in the location of suppliers, the structure of the supply chain, or in relationships with suppliers, including selection and termination

G4-14

Report whether and how the precautionary approach or principle is addressed by the organisation

Comment: Systembolaget does not use the precautionary approach as a control concept per se, but we operate in accordance therewith in many cases, e.g. the risk analyses and their follow-ups conducted in order to identify, evaluate, compile and report risks, including sustainability-related risks. Risk management is followed up annually.

G4-15

List externally developed economic, environmental and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the company subscribes or which it endorses

Comment: Systembolaget has been a member of the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) organisation since 2011. Global Compact member since 2013.

G4-16

List memberships of associations (such as industry associations) and national or international advocacy organisations in which the organisation
– holds a position on the governance body
– participates in projects or committees
– provides substantive funding beyond routine membership dues
– views membership as strategic

Comment: Systembolaget is, for strategic reasons, a member of the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI), the Swedish Trade Federation, the Swedish Association of Communication Professionals, the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA), and of the SIDA (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) network  Swedish Leadership for Sustainable Development (SLSD).

Identified material Aspects and their Boundaries

G4-17

* List all entities included in the organisation’s consolidated financial statements  or equivalent documents
* Report whether any entity included in the organisation’s consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents is not covered by the report

G4-18

* Explain the process for defining the report content and the Aspect Boundaries
* Explain how the organisation has implemented the Reporting Principles for Defining Report Content

G4-19

List all the material Aspects identified in the process for defining report content

G4-20

* For each material Aspect, report the Aspect Boundary within the organisation, as follows:
– report whether the Aspect is material within the organisation
– if the Aspect is not material for all entities within the organisation, select one of the following two approaches and report either:
– the list of entities or groups of entities included in G4-17 for which the Aspect is not material, or:
– the list of entities or groups of entities included in G4-17 for which the Aspects is material
* Report any specific limitation regarding the Aspect Boundary within the organisation

G4-21

* For each material Aspect, report the Aspect Boundary outside the organisation, as follows:
– Report whether the Aspect is material outside of the organisation
– If the Aspect is material outside of the organization, identify the entities, groups of entities or elements for which the Aspect is material. In addition, describe the geographical location where the Aspect is material for the entities identified
* Report any specific limitation regarding the Aspect Boundary outside the organisation

G4-22

Report the effect of any restatements of information provided in previous reports, and the reasons for such restatements. Restatements may result from:
– Mergers or acquisitions
– Change of base years or periods
– Nature of business
– Measurement methods

 

 

G4-23

Report significant changes from previous reporting periods in the Scope and Aspect Boundaries

Stakeholder engagement

G4-24

Provide a list of stakeholder groups engaged by the organisation

G4-25

Report the basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage

G4-26

* Report the organisation’s approach to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group, and an indication of whether any of the engagement was undertaken specifically as part of the report preparation process.

G4-27

* Report key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement, and how the organisation has responded to those key topics and concerns, including through its reporting
* Report the stakeholder groups that raised each of the key topics and concerns

Report profile

G4-28

Reporting period (such as fiscal or calendar year) for information provided

G4-29

Date of most recent previous report (if any)

G4-30

Reporting cycle (such as annual, biennial)

G4-31

Provide the contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents

G4-32

Report the ‘in accordance’ option the organisation has chosen
Report the GRI Content Index for the chosen option
Report the reference to the External Assurance Report, if the report has been externally assured

G4-33

Report the organisation’s policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance
Report the relationship between the organisation and the assurance providers.
Report whether the highest governance body or senior executives are involved in seeking assurance for the organisation’s sustainability report

Governance

G4-34

Report the governance structure of the organisation, including committees of the highest governance body. Identify any committees responsible for decision-making on economic, environmental and social impacts

Ethics and integrity

G4-56

Describe the organisation’s values, principles, standards and norms of behavior such as codes of conduct, codes of ethics)

Comment: An internal Code of Conduct was adopted in 2015. There is also an External Code of Conduct, Employee Policy, and a Commercial Ethics Responsibility Policy.

 

 

Specific standard disclosures

Reviewed Audited

Environmental impact

Sustainability area/Aspect
Environmental improvements in the supply chain (no. 3)

DMA

Sustainability management disclosure of initiatives to mitigate the operations’ environmental impact

EN27

Initiatives to reduce the environmental impacts of products and services, e.g. packaging

Company-specific key performance indicators

Carbon dioxide emissions from packaging

Company-specific key performance indicators

Percentage organic sales by volume (%)

Sustainability area/Aspect
Climate impact (no. 4)

DMA

Sustainability management disclosure of initiatives to reduce the operations’ carbon dioxide emissions

Company-specific key performance indicators

Carbon dioxide emissions, including packaging emissions

EN15

Carbon dioxide emissions calculated in accordance with the Green House Gas Protocol, Scope 1,
Own vehicles and Teaching Centre heating

EN16

Carbon dioxide emissions calculated in accordance with the Green House Gas Protocol, Scope 2,
Electricity consumption, own operations

Social impact

Sustainability area/Aspect
Limit the harmful effects of alcohol  (no. 1)

Society

DMA

Sustainability management disclosure of initiatives to limit the operations’ social impact

SO1

Percentage of operations with implemented local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs

Company-specific key performance indicators

Alcohol Index
(Change society’s attitudes to alcohol consumption)

Company-specific key performance indicators

Opinion Index
(Measures Swedes’ attitudes to Systembolaget)

Company-specific key performance indicators

Customer Satisfaction Index – social component
(Information about the harmful effects of alcohol)

Company-specific key performance indicators

Proof of age checks, %
(Ensure that alcohol is not sold to minors)

Labelling of Products & Services/Monitoring customer satisfaction

DMA

Sustainability management disclosure of routines to monitor customer satisfaction

Company-specific key performance indicators

Customer Satisfaction Index (monitoring customer satisfaction)

PR5

Practices related to customer satisfaction, including results of surveys measuring customer satisfaction

Sustainability area/Aspect
Good working conditions in the supply chain (no. 2)

DMA

Sustainability management disclosure with regard to working conditions and compliance with human rights in the supply chain

LA15

Significant actual and potential negative impacts for labor practices in the supply chain and actions taken

HR11

Significant actual and potential negative human rights impacts in the supply chain and actions taken

Company-specific key performance indicators

Percentage of suppliers who have confirmed the Code of Conduct electronically

Sustainability area/Aspect
Ethics and Anti-corruption  (no. 5)

DMA

Sustainability management disclosure on risk assessment procedures in ethics and anti-corruption

SO3

Total number and percentage of operations assessed for risks related to corruption and the significant risks identified

SO5

Confirmed incidents of corruption and actions taken

Sustainability area/Aspect
Skills (no. 6)

DMA

Sustainability management disclosure on how we develop ourselves and our skills

LA10

Programs for skills management and lifelong learning that support the continued employability of employees and assist them in managing career endings

LA11

Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews

Aspect boundary: A breakdown by gender within every category of those employees who have received performance reviews is not currently possible in our system. We are reviewing whether this is of value from an inclusiveness perspective and, if it proves to be so, examining the system-engineering opportunities for reporting by roll with a gender breakdown.

Company-specific key performance indicators

Performance culture

Company-specific key performance indicators

Total sick leave, %

Sustainability area/Aspect
Inclusiveness (no. 7)

DMA

Sustainability management disclosure with regard to diversity

LA12

Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per employee category, according to gender, age group, minority group membership, and other indicators of diversity

Aspect boundary: we do not map diversity indicators for contract personnel as it is difficult to remain anonymous in this role. The same applies to details of foreign backgrounds for Members of the Board and the company management.

G4-10 (PDF)