Networks and stakeholder engagement

Throughout the year, Accell Group maintains a constant dialogue with its stakeholders and is actively involved in a large number of networks in which we frequently take a leading role.

Network involvement

We are affiliated with various national and international industry organisations and initiatives, focused on several fields of corporate social responsibility. Below you will find an overview, organised per theme, of the industry and advocacy organisations where we have a seat on the board or for which we actively participate in working groups:

Consumer safety

  • ISO / TC 149 (Technical Committee of the International Organisation for Standardisation in the field of bicycles, their components and accessories);
  • CEN TC 333 Cycles (Technical Committee of the European Committee for Standardisation);
  • CENELEC (European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation);
  • NEN (Dutch Standards Institution) commission NC 330 043 Bicycles;
  • TSE (Turkish Standards Institution) / MTC - Mirror Technical Committees.

Theft prevention

  • SAFE (Foundation concerning bicycle and e-bike theft);
  • Foundation ART (bicycle locks).

Bicycle industry – healthy & green mobility

  • CONEBI (Confederation of the European Bicycle Industries);
  • WBIA (World Bicycle Industry Association);
  • CIE (Cycling Industries Europe);
  • RAI Vereniging (Dutch mobility industry association), sector bicycles;
  • Union Sport & Cycle (French industry association);
  • UVT (Finnish outdoor industry association);
  • FAPIC (Danish industry association);
  • Cykelbranschen (Swedish bicycle industry organisation);
  • MKKSZ (Hungarian industry association);
  • Bicycle Association of Great Britain (industry association).

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

  • WFSGI (World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry): application of the WFSGI Code of Conduct;
  • RSI (Responsible Sports Initiative): social & environmental audit platform;
  • Relevant local organisations in the field of (bicycle) battery recycling: financial commitment;
  • Relevant local organisations in the field of electronic equipment recycling: financial commitment.

Stakeholder initiatives

The overview below shows our most important stakeholders. This includes the main communications and initiatives with respect to our stakeholders. The overview is based on a matrix, approved by the Board of Management, in which we have prioritised all relevant stakeholders. Section 8.2 Material topics provides an overview of the main material topics and the aspects our stakeholders consider priorities.