Press Release

Wienerberger’s Sustainability Management Scores Repeat Win

12. November 2019
ASRA Klimpt
  • Transparent sustainability strategy honored as particularly outstanding
  • Silver in category “Large Companies”
  • Third consecutive ASRA win 

The jury of the renowned Austrian Sustainability Reporting Award (ASRA) cast their vote in favor of the 2018 Wienerberger Sustainability Report, as they were particularly impressed with its convince in particular through the consistent and transparent realization of the Sustainability Strategy 2020. Every year, the ASRA Award is given out to companies that live up to the highest standards of sustainable business management and transparently present the results in their sustainability reports.

Within the framework of the award ceremony, Wienerberger AG received its fourth Austrian Sustainability Reporting Award (ASRA) – the third in a row – in the “Large Companies” category. 

We are particularly happy to have again won this distinction, as it confirms that we are on the right track. In the building materials and infrastructure industry we are well positioned to respond to the global challenges confronting us, such as climate change, the scarcity of resources, urbanization and demographic change, by offering smart solutions to improve people’s quality of life and create sustainable value.

Heimo Scheuch

CEO

For the first time, the report focused more strongly on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. The current report presents the results achieved along the Wienerberger Sustainability Roadmap 2020 and underlines the company’s voluntary commitment to measurable targets in terms of resource efficiency, energy efficiency, climate protection, occupational health and safety and anti-corruption measures.

We are working full speed to implement the ambitious targets of our Wienerberger Sustainability Roadmap 2020 and deliberately disclose our experience in a transparent manner. We are therefore very pleased about the recognition by the ASRA jury.

Christine Vieira Paschoalique

Corporate Sustainability Officer

Dedicated to the motto “Building for People”, the 164-page report reflects Wienerberger’s commitment to sustainability. Wienerberger has published an annual Sustainability Report since 2010. 

Continuous further development of the sustainability agenda

Forward-looking solutions demand a holistic approach. At Wienerberger, sustainability is firmly embedded in the corporate strategy. 

We need to join forces if we want to achieve improvements, act responsibly, improve people’s quality of life, and ensure that future generations enjoy the same opportunities as we do. This is why we always have the big picture in mind in our corporate governance: It is our objective to sustainably increase the value of the Wienerberger Group from the ecological, social and economic point of view.

Heimo Scheuch

CEO

Please click here to download the 2018 Wienerberger Sustainability Report or request a printed copy.

About the Austrian Sustainability Reporting Award (ASRA)

The ASRA Award is intended to promote sustainability reporting according to international standards in Austria and to draw attention to innovative reports. The Award celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. It is sponsored by the Chamber of Certified Public Accountants in cooperation with the Institute of Austrian Certified Public Accountants, the Ministry of Life, the Federal Environment Agency, the Confederation of Austrian Industries, respACT (the Austrian Business Council for Sustainable Development), the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, and the Austrian Society for Environment and Technology.