The CSR data set out in this report has been partially collected through a standardized Excel reporting format. The data has been sourced from information management systems at GrandVision business lines and local divisions. CSR data on HR, Legal and the store network was collected using our FP&A data management system. Once collected, it is consolidated and subject to a trend analysis. In case trends deviate significantly, information is contextualized and verified with the relevant data provider.
The data for this report was quantified. Where no data was available, it was estimated. No uncertainties or inherent limitations to the data were identified as a result of measurement, estimation or calculation.
The internal Audit and Corporate Control departments used consistency and the availability of supporting evidence as the basis of their assessment of the data reported.
Our CSR KPIs are presented in this report. Significant changes in definitions and measurement methods compared to previous reporting periods are explained where relevant. In 2018, no changes regarding our CSR policies and objectives were made. The topics presented in this report have been selected based on our CSR Ambition. We have decided not to have our CSR data externally verified at this stage. None of our stakeholders have asked us to obtain external assurance and moreover, our focus in the year has been on integrating and measuring progress against our CSR Ambition.
Our ambition is to publish our first Integrated Annual Report on 2020 in 2021.