ESG Report 2020
Our Commitment to Sustainable Growth
Dufry reports on the ongoing evolution and achievements of its ESG engagement on an annual basis, with a dedicated ESG Report presented in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and forming an integral part of the Group Annual Report. The ESG Report also includes the Progress Report of the UN Global Compact.
The annual ESG Report provides detailed insights on the implementation of the strategy and includes Dufry’s Materiality Matrix reviewed on an annual basis to assess any potential changes in the scope of the company’s material topics. Moreover, the report includes the specific goals and their achievement level.
Dufry is a global travel retail operator with over 2,300 duty-free and duty-paid shops in airports, cruise lines, seaports, railway stations and downtown tourist areas. We employ 17,795 employees (FTEs) across 64 countries and we represent over 1,000 different global and local brands in our stores. Dufry is part of the Swiss Market Index MID (SMIM) on the SIX Swiss Exchange and has a balanced share of large and small shareholders.
This sustainability report has been prepared following the guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards, Core Option, and covers our environmental, social and governance (ESG) activities, performance and approach for the year 2020 focusing on the topics we have determined to be of greatest importance for Dufry and its stakeholders. Compared to our 2019 report, in 2020 we are voluntarily reporting information related to three additional GRI indicators: Emissions, Environmental Compliance and Public Policy. The decision to start reporting on these indicators was in response to Dufry´s commitment for greater transparency and gives stakeholders a better understanding of our ESG strategy, despite the fact that these topics have not been defined as material for Dufry.
As we continue evolving our ESG reporting, in this year’s report we have also embedded the UN Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) and included information on the respective GRI and SDG indicators in the corresponding sections, where Dufry plays a role in progressing towards specific goals, thus enabling the reader to obtain a better and more transparent understanding of our report.
In early 2020, Dufry became a signatory member of the UN Global Compact. As part of this additional commitment, a progress report has also been prepared, together with the GRI Index and the Sustainability Report Annex. These documents supplement the information disclosed in Dufry´s Annual Report (including the Corporate Governance and Remuneration Reports embedded in the Annual Report).