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Corporate Responsibility

Intelligent building means taking responsibility.

As an international construction company, we build for generations and we shape worlds – with and for people. Sustainable action is a key component of our responsibility towards society and also serves as the foundation for our success. It gives us a clear competitive advantage and encompasses all economic, environmental and socially relevant aspects.

Our strategy for sustainable construction.

The high consumption of energy and resources in the construction industry means that the impacts PORR’s business activities have on society and on the environment are both pronounced and wide-ranging. This calls for a global and future-focused approach. PORR has embraced this responsibility. The basis here is our sustainability strategy, which rests on three foundations: EnvironmentalSocial and Governance. The most important action fields have been identified via a materiality analysis and reflect the three pillars of sustainability.

Environmental We focus on future-oriented building.
Social We focus on the wellbeing of every staff member.
Governance We strive for sustainable economic success.

The principles of sustainable corporate management are anchored in the PORR sustainability strategy. Detailed information on the progress made on projects along with initiatives and success stories can be found in the Sustainability Report, published every year:

STRATEGY
Sustainability Strategy Vision & Goals
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2021 Sustainability Report Part of the solution
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What we stand for at PORR.

Whether advancing compliance standards, cutting primary energy consumption or providing internal training on occupational health and safety, PORR’s sustainability goals span a broad range of issues. As a signatory of the UN Global Compact, we fully support the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights. We contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through projects, measures and initiatives. We thereby help to achieve the United Nations’ SGDs by implementing our own goals and measures in the field of CR.

Success – our contribution to doing business sustainably.

The measures implemented are reflected not only in the very good values for staff satisfaction of over 90%. International awards, ratings by independent third parties, and external certificates all underline PORR’s commitment to sustainability.

In the fast lane - our ratings & awards.

PORR is a member or supporter of numerous initiatives and industry-specific associations and its sustainability engagement is assessed by independent third parties and evaluated with sustainability certificates.

  • ISS ESG: C+ Prime
  • CDP: A- (Climate change)
  • CDP: B (Water security)
  • Vigeo Eiris: 45 out of 100 points, top ten in the industry
  • Sustainalytics: 29.5 points, medium risk
  • GAÏA: 79 out of 100 points
  • Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für nachhaltiges Bauen (DGNB)
  • Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
  • European Quality Association for Recycling (EQAR)
  • EcoVadis
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
  • Österreichische Gesellschaft für nachhaltige Immobilienwirtschaft (ÖGNI)
  • Schweizer Gesellschaft für nachhaltige Immobilienwirtschaft (SGNI)
  • Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
  • Transparency International (TI)
  • UN Global Compact
  • UN Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEP)
  • Workers Welfare Forum
  • Financial Times Diversity Leaders 2022
  • BGF quality seal 2020-2022
  • Universum global seal 2020

   

Highlights 2021

  • Use of green electricity: 32,444 MWh
  • Scenario analysis as per TCFD conducted for the first time
  • 4 pp: increase in percentage of women in upper management
  • Expand training programm for anti-bribery, antitrust and competition law in all Group languages
  • 42 % increase in branch office and location inspections
  • Focused risk analysis in relation to environmental impacts

   

Green Finance

In line with our sustainability strategy and our commitment to climate protection and sustainable corporate development, we drew up a Green Finance Framework as early as 2019, which was the basis for the Green bonded loan (Green Schuldschein) issued in the same year. The proceeds from the issue were used to finance or refinance sustainable projects (“Eligible Green Projects”). In addition to “Green Buildings”, these also include “Pollution and Prevention Control” projects. Currently, this portfolio comprises a volume of EUR 31.5m. The Green bonded loans issued for this purpose have a maturity date of between 2023 and 2026.

EU Taxonomy

The EU Taxonomy Regulation requires capital market-oriented companies that are subject to non-financial reporting obligations to publish the proportion of their taxonomy-eligible and taxonomy-aligned revenue, CAPEX (capital expenditure) and OPEX (operational expenditure).

Further information can be found in our Sustainability Report.

Stakeholder engagement – a comprehensive exchange.

Our success is inevitably linked to the stakeholders inside and outside our company. We actively involve them in the definition of goals and the development of measures. This exchange of experience takes place both when realising projects in the company as well as in cross-company networks, conferences, trade fairs, workshops, various information channels and much more. Here are some examples:

  • CR days & environmental network: Joint projects to advance sustainability activities are developed in specific events and workshops.
  • Stakeholder dialogue forum: In 2020 this annual event focused on cooperative sustainability engagement.
  • Group-wide stakeholder surveys: Includes the regular evaluation of the materiality matrix and further developing the sustainability strategy.
  • Customer satisfaction: Standardised, digital and Group-wide polling.

Purchasing days and stakeholder dialogue forums: These annual events raise awareness of sustainable procurement on both the buyer and supplier side

   

Do you have a specific question? We’re here for you.

Interested in a specific CR action field? Take a look at our initiatives and measures in the fields of EnvironmentalSocial and Governance. If you have a specific question, our CR department is always happy to assist you.

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