Wienerberger making an important contribution to climate protection
- Committed to the Green Deal put forward by the EU President
- Clear industrial strategy and investments in modern infrastructure required
- Legal security essential
“Europe is still a superb business location, but the objective must now be to make it even better and not just to maintain the status quo”, said Heimo Scheuch, CEO of Wienerberger AG speaking to Austrian and German MEPs at the European Parliament on Tuesday.
We are committed to the Commission President-elect’s Green Deal but achieving the climate goals will depend to a significant extent on investments in infrastructure and affordable housing. These are key drivers for the modern Europe that we want to build for young Europeans. Biodiversity and the responsible use of resources are also key elements of an innovative strategy for the future.
He also said that when implementing measures to achieve climate goals it is crucial to ensure legal security for this period.
Wienerberger generates 80 percent of its revenues in Europe with a focus on structurally weaker regions where there is a corresponding shortage of skilled workers.
There is no such thing as a sustainable industrial policy without people. Preserving jobs and creating new ones in Europe requires a forward-thinking education policy.
The meeting with the MEPs took place at the invitation of Othmar Karas, Vice-President of the European Parliament and Wienerberger.