ESG priority topics
Within our ESG Strategy, we have prioritized key ESG topics based on an in-depth materiality analysis conducted
through conversations with key stakeholders including our team, investor community, consumers, regulators and our
The four priority topics identified through the analysis are:
- 1. Climate Change & Energy
- 2. Equality of Opportunity, Diversity & Inclusion
- 3. Business Ethics
- 4. ESG Management & Accountability
We approach these topics through tailored programs both within our own organization and with our portfolio companies.
While our portfolio companies operate independently, we actively engage with each to embed JAB’s ESG priorities into
their strategy and operations, as well as pursue their own tailored ESG agendas before the four key topics identified
above are considered. ESG is overseen at the Board level of all our investments, with each business reporting to the
Board at least once per year on ESG priority topics, including climate.
In addition, we enable our portfolio companies to share best practices through our ESG Collaboration Forum, which
takes place every quarter. We started this initiative in 2019 because of our conviction that ESG is universally
important, and that collaboration can only build positive impact and momentum across the portfolio companies. The
Collaboration Forum, which includes sustainability experts and C-suite members from across the portfolio, provides our
portfolio companies with the opportunity to jointly discuss progress and challenges experienced in the execution of
their ESG agendas. It also enables leadership teams from both private and public companies to work together. This
dynamic is unique to JAB thanks to our long-term ownership model and continued engagement with our companies once they
Our due diligence process also includes ESG considerations, and we encourage new portfolio companies to embed ESG into
their strategy early on, if it is not already present.
We evaluate the performance of these ESG topics at JAB and across the portfolio based on Key Performance Indicators
(KPIs), which as of 2021 are periodically measured, monitored and reported on. These KPIs have been defined for each of
the four priority ESG topics, both at the Holding level and the Investment Platform level.
UN Sustainable Development Goals
JAB is committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are the internationally recognized framework
adopted by all UN Member States in 2015 as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. We believe that all
businesses have a critical role to play in building a healthier world, and the UN SDGs provide a strong framework from
which to ensure that JAB and our Investment Platforms are effectively bringing long-term benefits to consumers and
communities around the world.