As a technology company with a global presence, we pursue a strategy that creates value for all stakeholders along the entire value chain - taking into account economic, environmental and social aspects in all our activities.

Our Sustainability Strategy

As a technology company with a global presence, we pursue a strategy that creates value for all stakeholders along the entire value chain - taking into account economic, environmental and social aspects in all our activities.

Definition of the strategy

In 2022, for the first time, we conducted a consolidated assessment in a framework across all ESG topics. In doing so, we analysed all topics and identified those that were most relevant to us. Risks and opportunities, the influence beyond our company (double materiality), the relevance for international standards, and the potential for improvement were taken into account.

The identification of material ESG issues for Beyond Gravity is based on the following process, which defines the focus topics for our future reporting and also indicates which indicators will be published in the future. The process also reveals our strategic focus areas and any weaknesses; areas in which Beyond Gravity will have to invest and improve in the future.

Materiality analysis The materiality analysis includes the identification of essential topics and analysis of opportunities, risks and impacts (“greatest potential for change”).
Strategic ESG areas defined Includes the definition of focus areas for ESG, the key issues related to level of ambition and the definition of an ESG vision.
Sustainability strategy Describes the targets and necessary measures for material topics.

Governance & anchoring Comprises the definition of the organisational structure, the roadmap & measures as well as resources & responsibilities.
Implementation The implementation starts with a new organisational structure as well as communication, meeting structure and working tools in a project-like structure.
Reporting Includes the measurement of ESG performance, the communication of measures and the compliance with all external requirements.

Materiality analysis: Where are the biggest levers for Beyond Gravity in terms of ESG?

An ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) materiality analysis is a process that identifies and prioritises the most important ESG topics for a company. The criteria that are relevant for an ESG materiality analysis generally include environmental impact (e.g. greenhouse gas emissions, energy and water use, waste management), social impact (e.g. labour standards, human rights and social engagement), corporate governance impacts (e.g. composition and independence of the board of directors, executive remuneration and risk management), financial impact (e.g. sales, profit, and return on investment), reputational impact (e.g. customer satisfaction, employee engagement and stakeholder trust) and legal and regulatory impact (compliance with laws and regulations; environmental, labour and anti-corruption laws within the company).

Raising awareness and anchoring ESG in the company from the outset

Deciding which ESG topics are considered material to Beyond Gravity was based on a combination of internal and external factors. The internal input included data and information from the company’s operations and management, while external input included the views of stakeholders such as investors, customers and industry experts. ESG standards and guidelines such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) were taken into account.

Under the guidance of sustainability experts, a workshop was held on August 17, 2022 with around 30 employees from all Beyond Gravity business areas and sites. In addition to providing input on the materiality analysis, another objective of the workshop was to anchor and broadly support ESG in the company from the outset. Based on the various inputs, the Board of Directors and Executive Board finally decided on the three strategic key topics “Climate change and carbon emissions”, “Energy efficiency and sourcing” and “Responsible sourcing”. In order to raise employee awareness of ESG, Beyond Gravity has already launched communication campaigns on various ESG topics. Last year, Beyond Gravity launched an energy saving campaign against the backdrop of the current energy crisis.

Environmental The ESG topics considered material to Beyond Gravity are, in terms of environmental impact, products & innovation, waste management & recycling, water scarcity, biodiversity, energy efficiency & sourcing, climate change & carbon emissions, radiation, air & water pollution and deforestation.
Social In terms of social impact, the following ESG topics are considered material to Beyond Gravity: community relations, customer satisfaction, diversity & equal opportunities, employee engagement, health & safety, human rights, employee benefits, lifelong learning & employability, labour standards, responsible marketing, education, quality management, Product delays & claims as well as shareholders’ engagement & rights.
Governance In terms of corporate governance impacts, board composition & independence, executive remuneration, Fair competition & trade, oversight procedures (DD/Monitoring/Audit), respectful investment & sustainable finance, lobbying & political contribution, shareholders & leadership, whistleblower schemes, company culture & ethics, crisis management, defining standards (directives, policies, etc.), bribery & corruption, risk management, ICS/Tax /Finance and data privacy & security are the ESG topics considered material to Beyond Gravity.

Strategic Key Topics

The results of our materiality analysis have shown that there is still a lot to do in the area of “Environmental”. We are therefore focusing on environmental topics as a first step.

Our levers to turn the blue dot green