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Annual Report
2021

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2021 was an extraordinary year

Foreword by the CEO

Last year, 2021, was an extraordinary year for our cooperative. Records are made to be broken, but a jump in revenue from €4.8 billion in 2019 to €5.6 billion in 2021 is unheard of. With the coronavirus pandemic continuing, the demand for flowers and plants remained high all year long, which is the most important reason for the positive movement in prices. When I see how revenues have developed in the marketplace, that confirms our position. Partly due to the commissions earned on the high sales, we are in the black this year.
We are financially sound and are investing heavily in our future. Given that the strategic challenge for our members and our cooperative is undiminished, as is the need for our business to develop new earnings models, this is something we have to do. Global geopolitical instability makes it all the more urgent.

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Key figures

Revenue 20.9%
(in millions of €)
2021 5,627
2020 4,654
Operating income 14.8%
(in millions of €)
2021 391.9
2020 341.3
Total assets 5.6%
(in millions of €)
2021 769.3
2020 728.6
Profit/loss after tax > 100%
(in millions of €)
 
2021 6.5
2020 -5.8
Operating expenses 10.1%
(in millions of €)
2021 381.3
2020 346.3
Solvency ratio 0.7%
(as a %)
 
2021 30.3
2020 30.1
Commission to cover costs -6.3%
(net as a %)
2021 3.0
2020 3.2
Investments 21.6%
(tangible fixed assets and software)
(in millions of €)
2021 68.0
2020 55.9
Risk-bearing capital -1.1%
(as a %)
 
2021 62.3
2020 63.0
Total number of FTEs
2021 2,089
2020 2,092
 -0.1%
Total number of employees
2021 2,759
2020 2,725
 1.2%
Sex ratio
Male 72%
2020: 72%
Female 28%
2020: 28%
Working hours
(Full-time)
2021 40%
2020 42%
New hires
(FTEs)
2021 243
2020 260
Left employment
(FTEs)
2021 246
2020 176
Average age
2021 49.5
2020 49.6
Different nationalities
2021 58
2020 49
Sick leave
2021 6.4%
2020 7.3%

FSI

FSI-certified products traded through Royal FloraHolland as a percentage of the total number of units traded and as a percentage of revenue. These percentages were measured on a weekly basis. The average percentages for 2021 are shown in the dashboard below. Figures are in accordance with the new FSI-2025 requirements.

      Revenue Units
Total 2021 65% 59%
Flowers 2021 50% 56%
Plants 2021 82% 80%
  Revenue Units
Total
2021 65% 59%
Flowers
2021 50% 56%
Plants
2021 82% 80%
NOTE*      
C02 emissions* 2021 21,105
CO2 emissions associated with the energy consumed (tons) 2020 18,684
 
* These are the CO2 emissions associated with the energy consumed by Royal FloraHolland, including resale to third parties/tenants. The emissions were calculated using the CO2 calculator provided by Klimaatplein. The figure includes our natural gas usage and 100% green electricity via European wind GoOs (Guarantees of Origin).
NOTE*
C02emissions*
CO2 emissions associated with the energy consumed (tons)
2021 21,105
2020 18,684
 
* These are the CO2 emissions associated with the energy consumed by Royal FloraHolland, including resale to third parties/tenants. The emissions were calculated using the CO2 calculator provided by Klimaatplein. The figure includes our natural gas usage and 100% green electricity via European wind GoOs (Guarantees of Origin).
NOTE*      
Electricity consumption 2021 110,721
(MWh) 2020 109,099
 1.5%
Gas consumption 2021 11,167,036
(m3)** 2020 9,885,569
 13.0%
Water consumption 2021 344,793
(m3)*** 2020 321,687
 7.2%

* Coöperatie Royal FloraHolland U.A. excluding group companies.
** Including resale to third parties/tenants.
*** The water figures for 2020 differ from those reported last year due to a correction of last year’s consumption figures.
NOTE*
Electricity consumption
(MWh)
2021 110,721
2020 109,099
 1.5%
Gas consumption
(m3)**
2021 11,167,036
2020 9,885,569
 13.0%
Water consumption
(m3)***
2021 344,793
2020 321,687
 7.2%

* Coöperatie Royal FloraHolland U.A. excluding group companies.
** Including resale to third parties/tenants.
*** The water figures for 2020 differ from those reported last year due to a correction of last year’s consumption figures.

Profile

Transactions per day
 
100,456
Flower and plant varieties traded
23,219
Suppliers
 
5,064
Members
 
3,574
Buyers
 
2,371
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Main export destinations The Netherlands

(in millions of €)

Top 10 import countries International

(in millions of €)

Our sustainability ambitions

Ambition 1

Royal FloraHolland is the most reliable marketplace for certified sustainable flowers and plants.
 

Ambition 2

Royal FloraHolland aims for a circular economy with reuse of raw materials.
 

Ambition 3

Royal FloraHolland aims to minimise carbon emissions in its operations.
 

Ambition 4

Royal FloraHolland stimulates green innovations together with partners (‘Green is more than just beautiful’).

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