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Ratings and recognitions confirm Wienerberger's sustainability strategy

Sustainability has always been in our DNA and is therefore an essential part of our company's 200-year history. We assume responsibility - under ecological, social and economic aspects - for a livable future. This is also reflected in our external recognitions.


Ratings

Eco Vadis © Ecovadis

EcoVadis: Silver for Wienerberger

In December 2021*, Wienerberger was again awarded the silver medal and was able to improve specifically in the area of sustainable procurement. Wienerberger’s sustainability performance is being assessed by EcoVadis since 2019. We also have the sustainability performance and potential risks of our suppliers in selected purchasing areas assessed by EcoVadis. As part of this cooperation, the sustainability assessments and risk analyses of the relevant suppliers are continuously rolled out.

EcoVadis is one of the world's leading providers specifically for sustainability ratings.

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* Date of published report: December 15, 2021.

ISS ESG © ISS ESG

ISS ESG: Prime status for Wienerberger

Wienerberger was again classified as a Prime Investment in May 2022*. This status was first awarded to us in 2013 and places us in the top decile of rated companies in the building materials industry. This makes our market-traded securities stand out as an attractive ESG investment. Particularly well rated was our commitment in the area of eco-efficiency, i.e. energy efficiency, carbon intensity, water efficiency and waste intensity.

ISS ESG, a leading rating agency in the sustainable investment segment, analyzes and rates social, environmental and corporate governance aspects of international companies.

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* Date of published report: May 20, 2022.

MSCI 2020 © MSCI ESG

MSCI ESG: AAA Rating for Wienerberger 

MSCI ESG Rating* awarded Wienerberger a rating of AAA for the second time in a row in December 2021**. Our strong decarbonization strategy and solid governance framework, which set us apart from our peers, and our Health & Safety measures were particularly well received.

MSCI is a leading provider of decision-making tools and services to the global investment community.

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* 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.

**Date of published report: December 24, 2021.

Sustainalytics 2021 © Sustainalytics

Sustainalytics: Medium ESG risk for Wienerberger

In May 2022*, Wienerberger received an ESG risk rating of 24.7 and was again classified at medium risk of being exposed to material financial impacts from ESG factors. The result was positively influenced in particular by our strong corporate governance performance.

Sustainalytics, a Morningstar company, is a leading provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) analysis, ratings and data.

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* Date of published report: May 23, 2022.

Indices

Vönix Index Member 22/23 Logo © Vönix

 

VÖNIX Sustainability Index

Wienerberger continues to be represented in the VÖNIX Sustainability Index for the years 2022/23, where we have been listed since its inception in 2005. It was one of the first national sustainability indices and demonstrates the long-term benefits of sustainable management and investment.

The VÖNIX includes those domestic companies listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange that are leaders in environmental and social performance. 

*  Since June 2022

Awards

ASRA Award for Wienerberger Sustainability Report

In 2021* Wienerberger was awarded the prestigious Austrian Sustainability Reporting Award (ASRA) in the category "Large Companies and Organizations" for the fifth time in a row. The Wienerberger Sustainability Report 2020 and our Sustainability Program 2023 convinced the jury with the consistent and transparent implementation of our sustainability strategy, as well as our focus on current topics such as decarbonization, circular economy and biodiversity.

ASRA annually honors the best sustainability reports of Austrian companies.

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* The ASRA Award was presented in November 2021.

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