An Overview: Sustainability at Wienerberger
Sustainable solutions require a look at the bigger picture. Sustainability is firmly rooted in Wienerberger’s company strategy.
What makes a company successful in the long term? Acting responsibly, improving people’s quality of life and ensuring that future generations have the same opportunities as we have today. This is why we consider the bigger picture when managing our business: our goal is to improve quality in the Wienerberger Group in a sustainable manner from an ecological, social and economic perspective.
In Wienerberger’s Sustainability Roadmap 2020, we pursue ambitious goals. As a result, we have established four key areas at the centre of sustainability: Employees, Production, Products and Social and Economic Commitment. By signing the UN Global Compact in 2003, we committed ourselves to implementing the ten principles of human rights, labour standards, environmental protection and the fight against corruption – not only at Wienerberger, but along the entire supply chain.
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Recognition and awards
2019 was the third consecutive year in which Wienerberger AG was honored with the Austrian Sustainability Reporting Award (ASRA). The jury of the renowned Austrian Sustainability Reporting Award was particularly impressed with the consistent and transparent implementation of the Group’s sustainability strategy 2020 described in Wienerberger’s 2018 Sustainability Award.
For our 2018 Sustainability Report and the high quality of our sustainability management we won second place in the category “Sustainability Reports of Large Corporations”. Every year, ASRA recognizes the best sustainability reports published by Austrian companies. The award was given out for the 20th time in 2018. Read more at: ASRA.
oekom research, a leading rating agency in the investment sector, rated Wienerberger AG as a prime investment. This status was awarded to us for the first time in 2013 and again in 2016. As a result, our securities traded on the market are worthy of investment, from an ecological and social perspective. In oekom corporate rating, the social and environment-related aspects of international companies are analysed and rated. Wienerberger ranks among the top 15% in the manufacturing industry. Our commitment to security and well-being, the independence of the supervisory board and committees, as well as our environmental policies were noted as especially positive. Currently, around 550 companies across the globe are rated as “prime” by oekom research. More information at: oekom research.
Wienerberger AG was included in the most recent VÖNIX sustainability index 2019/20. We have been listed in this Austrian sustainability index since it was founded in 2005. VÖNIX comprises those companies secretly listed on Vienna’s stock exchange, who are leaders in the field with regard to their ecological and social progress. More information available at: VÖNIX.
How our products are made
Protecting people and the environment is a very important issue in Wienerberger’s production process. To do this, we are continuously developing our operations and designing more efficient processes. In addition, we use environmentally friendly technology in all our production areas: ceramic, plastic and concrete.
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