The Non-Financial Group Report

For the second time, the HORNBACH Group publishes a non-financial report (financial year 2018/2019). HORNBACH thus complies with the statutory reporting obligations resulting from the CSR Directive Implementation Act (CSR-RUG).

The non-financial report explains the objectives, strategies, measures and key figures relating to the main sustainability topics of the HORNBACH Group: PDF (183.30 kB)

Materiality analyses

Pursuant to § 289c HGB, non-financial topics count as material when they have significant implications for CSR aspects (environment, employees, human rights, social welfare, and anti-corruption) and are also relevant to the Group’s business activities (business performance, business results, and situation).

In the 2018/19 financial year, the managers responsible for the respective topics at the Group reviewed whether their assessment of the non-financial topics within the Group’s own business activities or supply chain and at customers which impact on the aspects defined in § 289c of the German Commercial Code (HGB) had changed to any significant extent compared with their assessment in the previous year. To this end, in an updated materiality matrix the non-financial topics were evaluated in terms of their relevance for our business activities and their implications for the aspects defined in § 289c HGB.

The managers responsible for the respective topics concluded that the following material topics identified in the 2017/18 financial year are still equally valid. These topics have therefore also been taken as the basis for the 2018/19 Non-Financial Group Report:

  • Product range and customer information
  • Responsible procurement
  • Product responsibility
  • Employee satisfaction
  • Employee recruitment
  • Employee development and retention
  • Compliance

The findings were agreed with the Board of Management of HORNBACH Management AG in order to ensure consistent and comprehensive reporting for the overall Group.

On the following pages there are also other sustainability topics whose further development is important to HORNBACH, but not essential in the sense of the CSR-RUG.

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