Our key performance indicators
As a benchmark for our company’s sustainable development, we have devised key performance indicators (KPIs) that reflect our performance in a manner which goes beyond the scope of our financial results and climate footprint. Our goal is the continuous improvement of these KPIs.
Alternative raw materials
We aim to increase the proportion of alternative raw materials to 15% of our total annual production by 2020. Between the base year 2013 and the 2019 financial year, this proportion increased from 3.4% to 12.7%.
We wish, in future years, to step up our supplies to the fruit- and vegetable-growing sector. To document our progress here, we compare sales figures achieved for this area with total sales of growing media (in m³ in both cases). Compared with the equivalent figure for the base year 2013, sales to the food sector as a proportion of total sales increased from 38.0% to 46.7% in the 2019 financial year.
Since we are pursuing the continuous optimisation of emission levels per product unit, we calculate the ratio between our corporate group’s total emissions (in t CO2e) and our total production volume (in m³). Average emission levels per m³ decreased from 59.40 kg CO2e in the base year (2016) to 58.73 kg CO2e in the 2018 financial year.
The ratio between emissions (in t CO2e) and emissions avoidance (in t CO2e) is calculated to underline the increasing importance of our energy activities and to take account of the emissions-preventing impact of our measures. Due to lower sales volumes caused by a relative warm winter this ratio decreased from 9.0% in the base year (2016) to 7.1% in the 2018 financial year.
The KPI (Gesundheitsquote, ‘health quotient’) we use here gives the ratio between the total number of days to be worked by our international workforce and the number of days off sick (including sickness periods of less than and more than six weeks). The figure decreased from 96.0% in the base year (2016) to 94.7% in the 2018 financial year.