- Wienerberger AG wins ATX Prize and 2021 Corporate Bond Prize
- Jury honors the company’s transparency, Managing Board commitment to investor relations and the sustainable approach to ESG, as well as the focus on innovation and digitalization
Vienna – Despite the Covid crisis, Wienerberger delivered a strong performance in the previous year, almost matching the record level achieved in 2019. In recognition of this performance, excellent financial reporting and ongoing investor relations activities, the Vienna Stock Exchange ranked Wienerberger AG first in its supreme discipline, awarding it this year’s “ATX Prize”.
Outlining the reasons for its decision, the expert jury of the Austrian Association for Financial Analysis and Asset Management emphasized the transparent and complete flow of information, the Managing Board’s commitment to investor relations, analysts and investors, the sustainable ESG approach as well as the focus on innovation and digitalization. Additionally, Wienerberger AG also received the Corporate Bond Prize.
Our company shares a long history with the Vienna Stock Exchange, given that Wienerberger, one of the first companies in Austria to go public, has been listed for 150 years. We therefore take it as a special honor to receive not one but two awards in the year of the 250th anniversary of the Vienna Stock Exchange. This confirmation by independent experts clearly shows that last year we reacted swiftly and appropriately to a challenging environment. The two awards recognize the work we are doing on a daily basis and our regular, transparent communication with all our stakeholders. As an international company and a listed stock corporation, we are aware of our responsibility, not least on the important Austrian capital market, and attribute great importance to open and transparent financial communication, especially within the framework of our ESG strategy.
The Vienna Stock Exchange Prize is the most important award of the Austrian capital market. Every year, an expert jury of the Austrian Association for Financial Analysis and Asset Management (ÖVFA) evaluates the candidates for the ATX, Mid Cap and Corporate Bond prizes. Altogether, prizes are given out in five categories. Candidates for the Journalist Prize are evaluated by financial journalists, while the VÖNIX Advisory Board performs the evaluation for the Sustainability Prize.
Photos of the award ceremony at the Vienna Stock Exchange are available here.