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Success in international environment rating

Vienna, 22.02.2024 – With its comprehensive action plan, PORR is continuously taking steps to reduce its carbon footprint. This has now been recognised by the international non-profit environmental organisation CDP. It awarded the construction company a B rating in the areas of Water Security and Climate Change. This means that PORR was able to build on the good results of the previous year.

“Sustainable construction is part of an overarching strategic concept at PORR – this is the only way to effectively implement lots of individual measures. Our commitment is reflected in the Group strategy Green and Lean. We are delighted that this achievement has once again been clearly recognised by CDP this year”, says PORR CEO Karl-Heinz Strauss.

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), a global non-profit organisation, again recognised PORR’s transparency in the two areas of Water Security and Climate Change with a B grade in 2023. This confirms the coordinated strategy that the construction company is using to tackle climate change. CDP is considered the gold standard of environmental reporting with the richest and most comprehensive data set on corporate actions.

When it comes to climate risk measures, as well as five other sub-categories, PORR ranks among the best in the industry with an A grade. For example, it offers a comprehensive range of services that aid decarbonisation. Part of that is the renewable energy transition: Two major PORR projects include the pumped storage power plants in Ebensee in Upper Austria and Forbach in Germany, where PORR is responsible for the caverns and tunnel system. But timber construction and green building certification are also part of the diverse service range.

Sustainability goes right to the top

“In the areas of decarbonisation, circular economy and habitat protection, we are taking targeted, interconnected measures”, says Strauss. These include the increased use of renewable energies and equipping sites with photovoltaic systems, the continuous improvement of energy and resource efficiency, water cycle management, and applying sustainability criteria in procurement, which is predominantly local.

PORR scored particularly well with the commitment of its top management. Decarbonisation goes right to the top at PORR: With a dedicated Sustainability Committee and close coordination between the Corporate Sustainability department and the Executive Board, PORR’s sustainability remits are clearly positioned.


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Melanie Manner Press spokeswoman