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.
CDP: "B" rating (management band)
Wienerberger reported to the CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) platform for the first time in 2022 and was awarded a B rating (management band) in December*. This rating confirms that Wienerberger takes coordinated action on climate issues. Through disclosure in the CDP questionnaire on climate change, Wienerberger has made itself available to respond to the increasing demand for environmental transparency from financial institutions, our customers and policy makers.
The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is a global non-profit organization that operates the world's largest environmental and climate disclosure platform. Nearly 20,000 organizations around the world disclosed data through CDP in 2022, including more than 18,700 companies representing half of the global market capitalization, and over 1,100 cities, states and regions. CDP is fully aligned with the TCFD and has the largest environmental database in the world. CDP results are widely used to inform investment and procurement decisions towards a carbon-free, sustainable and resilient economy.
* Date of published report: December 13, 2022
EcoVadis: Gold for Wienerberger
In November 2022*, Wienerberger received the GOLD medal and is among the top 4% of the evaluated companies in our industry. While we have continued to improve in all areas, we are among the top 1% of the evaluated companies in our industry 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.
* Date of published report: November 17, 2022.
MSCI ESG*: AAA Rating for Wienerberger
MSCI ESG Rating* awarded Wienerberger the highest rating of AAA again in November 2022**. With measures such as detailed anti-bribery and whistleblower protection policies, and improved audit practices, Wienerberger leads most home market peers on business ethics practices. Further, with strong board practices and shareholder rights, we lead most home market peers on corporate governance.
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** Date of published report: November 17, 2022
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.
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.
* Date of published report: May 23, 2022.
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
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.
* The ASRA Award was presented in November 2021.