This online sustainability report is an initial report. A previously published sustainability report from 2012 should not be regarded as a predecessor, as too much has changed in terms of requirements as well as content and structure.
The reporting period is the year 2019. Where data from 2019 was not available in some areas, the corresponding data from 2018 were used.
Continuous updates to the sustainability report are planned, which means an annual update for most data sets. Interactive online reporting provides the opportunity to compare figures and deduce trends in the future. It is also possible to show the progression of measures and the achievement of objectives over time.
The report endeavours to provide concrete statements and figures for all disclosures required and presented in the tables. Deviations, e.g. from the reporting period, are commented with footnotes or annotations. Omissions and restrictions are also indicated.
TRILUX aligns itself with the precautionary approach of the United Nations. Objectives and measures, as available, are based on scientifically recognised principles. TRILUX's commitment is based on the principle of prevention and continuously evaluates risks and opportunities.
Despite careful data retrieval and verification, the organisation is limited in terms of data quality. For instance, the different normative requirements or different technical approaches in the individual countries result in incompatible or non-existent data. Similarly, the availability of data varies, in some cases greatly, in terms of scope. One example is the human resources area. With regard to methodology, data collection and calculations were carried out on the basis of scientific principles and standards. For a core area of the data, CO2 accounting, a renowned consulting firm (CO2OL) was used and the Greenhouse Gas Protocol was applied.
The report is oriented in its comprehensibility to the identified stakeholders. Partially complex contexts are expressed in an easily understandable way as far as possible. The organisation welcomes questions regarding connections that are not clear enough to the individual. Technical possibilities such as links facilitate good orientation in the online report. The reporting structure was devised with consideration to the GRI standard and an easy-to-learn navigation structure.
On principle, tables and figures are structured in such a way that they can be compared over a period of several years. Since this is an initial report at this stage, not all data is available for the full year and therefore cannot be presented as a trend. A key objective here is to improve the report in the future and to ensure greater comparability.
The report is based on the structure of the GRI standard. It is divided into four parts:
- Report – Contains editorially prepared articles, derived from the identification of the key topics. The articles contain information on requirements from the GRI catalogue of topic-specific disclosures. Individual GRI disclosures are also linked. In order to ensure that the essential information can be recorded quickly, objectives (where available) and management approaches are presented separately at the end of the article. These articles are updated, adjusted and extended annually.
- Reporting profile – This section contains all relevant information on the type of reporting, including the disclosures required in the “Core” version of the report (“Foundation” and “General Disclosures”).
- GRI table – Contains a complete overview of all topic-specific GRI disclosures in the form of comments, figures or links to the corresponding article.
- News – Contains current information on topics that are closely related to the articles in the sustainability report, also during the year.