Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2015, 63, 1937-1944
Published online 2015-12-26

Key Sustainability Performance Indicator Analysis for Czech Breweries

Edward Kasem, Oldřich Trenz, Jiří Hřebíček, Oldřich Faldík

Department of Informatics, Faculty of Business and Economics, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic

Sustainability performance can be said to be an ability of an organization to remain productive over time and hold on to its potential for maintaining long-term profitability. Since the brewery sector is one of the most important and leading markets in the foodstuff industry of the Czech Republic, this study depicts the Czech breweries’ formal entry into sustainability reporting and performance. The purpose of this paper is to provide an efficiency level evaluation which would represent the level of corporate performance of Czech breweries. For this reason, Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) is introduced. In order to apply it, we utilize a set of key performance indicators (KPIs) based on two international standard frameworks: the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and its GRI 4 guidelines, and the guideline KPIs for ESG 3.0, which was published by the DVFA Society. Four sustainability dimensions (economic, environmental, social and governance) are covered, making it thus possible to adequately evaluate sustainability performance in Czech breweries. The main output is not only the efficiency score of the company but also the input weights. These weights are used to determine the contribution of particular criteria to the breweries’ achieved score. According to the achieved efficiency results for Czech breweries, the percentage of women supervising the company does not affect the sustainability performance.


This paper is supported by the Czech Science Foundation. Project name: Measuring corporate sustainability performance in selected sectors [Nr. 14-23079S].


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