Sustainability

Awards and Recognition

Sustainability has always been at the core of the Wienerberger world and played an essential role in our company’s 200-year history. We take responsibility for a livable future – in ecological, social and economic terms. This reflects in our external recognition.

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Christine Vieira Paschoalique

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Recognition

ISS ESG: Prime Status for Wienerberger

ISS ESG (former 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 and in 2018. As a result, our securities traded on the market are worthy of investment, from an ecological and social perspective. ISS ESG corporate rating analyses and rates international companies on  social and environment-related aspects of . 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. More information at: ISS ESG.

   

MSCI ESG: AAA Rating for Wienerberger 

In 2019, Wienerberger AG received a rating of AAA (on a scale of AAACCC) in the MSCI ESG Ratings assessment.1)More information at: MSCI.

1) The use by Wienerberger AG of any MSCI ESG Research LLC or its affiliates (“MSCI”) data, and the use of MSCI logos, trademarks, service marks or index names herein, do not constitute a sponsorship, endorsement, recommendation, or promotion of Wienerberger AG by MSCI. MSCI services and data are the property of MSCI or its information providers and are provided ‘AS-IS’ and without warranty. MSCI names and logos are trademarks or services marks of MSCI. 

   

EcoVadis: Bronze for Wienerberger

Since 2019, Wienerberger has had the sustainability performance and potential supplier risks in selected areas of procurement rated by EcoVadis, an international partner for sustainability ratings (environmental, social and governance – ESG rating). Within the framework of cooperation with EcoVadis, the sustainability ratings and risk analyses of suppliers in selected areas of procurement are being rolled out step by step. In 2019 Wienerberger was awarded bronze status based on an evidence-based evaluation. More information at: EcoVadis.

   

VÖNIX Sustainability Index

Wienerberger AG was included in the most recent VÖNIX sustainability index 2020/21. 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 at: VÖNIX.

 

Sustainalytics: Medium ESG Risk for Wienerberger

Sustainalytics, a Morningstar Company, is a leading environmental, social and governance (ESG) research, ratings and data firm. In July 2020, Wienerberger AG received an ESG Risk Rating of 22.6 and was assessed by Sustainalytics to be at medium risk of experiencing material financial impacts from ESG factors, due in part to its strong corporate governance performance. Wienerberger AG’s ESG Risk Rating places the company in the 21st percentile of the building products subindustry assessed by Sustainalytics. More information at: Sustainalytics.

1) Date of issued report: July 6, 2020 

 

Sustainalytics 2020

Awards

The ASRA-Prize for Wienerberger's Sustainability Report

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. More information at: ASRA.

Further Information

Sustainability Management

We have set out a clear approach for managing sustainability. An overview of the structure, tools and initiatives of the Wienerberger group.
Sustainable Product Development

Products and System Solutions

We add permanent value using durable and innovative products. Find out more about sustainable product development at Wienerberger.
When manufacturing plastic pipes, we pay attention to the environmentally friendly use of materials as well as energy-efficient processes.

Production

Wienerberger promotes environmentally friendly and safe products. Read more about this: from efficient use of energy and raw materials to protecting local residents.
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Employees

From safety and well-being to the international exchange of knowledge: learn more about what Wienerberger does for its employees.