Our chain

Our chain can be divided into three segments: procurement, production and sales, and distribution. We created a visual for a quick and clear overview of the routes across our organisation.

Figure: Our chain

Value creation model

Through strategic focus, we want to actively contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals, i.e. the sustainable goals of the United Nations, to end extreme poverty, inequality, injustice and climate change. 

The adjoining value creation model shows how we, through our company, want to create value in the long term and make a social difference. Economically, socially and ecologically.

Figure: Value creation model

From stakeholder interests to materiality

Prioritise and account for our choices

At Swinkels Family Brewers we remain in constant dialogue with our stakeholders; corporate customers and consumers, employees, management teams and shareholders, suppliers, civil society organisations and authorities. We listen to the opinion of our stakeholders and have involved them in determining the most important themes that we have reported on in this report (material themes). 

In 2021, we conducted a materiality analysis to include key themes in the annual report. We started with a long list of relevant social and societal topics that we extracted from sector standards, covenants and the media. Subsequently, the topics were compiled into main themes. These themes were evaluated and prioritised by the Executive Board and external stakeholders, through an online questionnaire and physical meetings. We also investigated developments in the sector and how the media refers to our company and brands. 

The result of the analysis was the creation of a matrix, see the figure below. The translation of the material themes is based on the impact axis. Thanks to the matrix, it becomes clear at a glance where our priorities lie. It helps us make and justify choices. 

We recalibrated the 2021 materiality analysis this year to see if we are still reporting on relevant themes. We did this using the materiality analysis process according to GRI guidelines. That is, we looked at the impact of our organisation on its surrounding area. 

Read more about our materiality analysis

What are the most important changes?

The recalibration of the 2021 materiality analysis revealed that we should include two additional themes in the annual report:

  1. Sustainable innovation
  2. Chain Responsibility

Key topics for 2022

The materiality analysis formed the foundation for structuring and formulating the contents of this integrated annual report. The emphasis of this annual report is therefore on those topics which we can influence to a large extent. 

The material themes are:

  • Circular business model
  • Water and wastewater
  • Climate change
  • Employee safety and well-being
  • Good governance
  • Sustainable innovation
  • Chain Responsibility

How our material themes are related to the reporting requirements of the GRI standard is described in the appendix “Mapping material topics”.

We will also report on sustainable financial growth, responsible drinking and local involvement, matters to which our stakeholders attach great importance.

Figure: Our materiality analysis

Other information

Notes to the Integrated Annual Report

Read the notes to Royal Swinkels Family Brewers Holding N.V.'s 2022 digital annual report here.

Subsidiary-based CSR data

An overview of CSR data by branch in 2022 and 2021.

GRI Index

View the GRI content index table with references to our 2022 Annual Report here.

Mapping material topics GRI and SFB

Read more about the impact we make on diverse material topics.

Stakeholder dialogue

Read more about how we engaged with our stakeholders in various ways in 2022 here.

Governance structure

Read more about the governance structure Royal Swinkels Family Brewers Holding N.V. here.

Risk management

Entrepreneurship involves taking risks. To achieve our ambitions, it is essential to identify these risks and reduce them to an acceptable level.

Definitions and abbreviations

An overview of terms and abbreviations used in the annual report.

Reporting Manual

Download the 2022 reporting manual here.