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Corporate Sustainability

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:

Sustainability Strategy Vision & Goals
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2023 Annual & Sustainability Report Welcome to Home of Construction.
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What we stand for at PORR.

As a pioneer, we want to pave the way for a sustainable construction industry. 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.

Highlights 2023

  • Use of green electricity throughout the Group: 64%
  • 2.8m t  material recycled Group-wide
  • 16.4% increase in the number of female managers
  • Decrease in work-related injuries of around 12%
  • 1.500 Suppliers audited for environmental and social standards
  • Increase in anti-corruption training by around 25%

Further information on our sustainability organization and performance 2023 can be found in the compact ESG company presentation:

FY ESG Results 2023 Corporate presentation ESG, March 2024

Management system

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
  • Eco Vadis: 62/100 points, bronze
  • MSCI ESG Rating: AA
  • CDP: B (Climate change)
  • CDP: B (Water security)
  • Sustainalytics: 29.2 points, medium risk
  • GAÏA: 52 out of 100 points
  • ASRA (Austrian Sustainability Reporting Award) 2022 – third place in category “Listed companies except banks and insurances”
  • Recognition for exemplary companies from the Office for Occupational Safety and Health
  • “Employer of the Future” by the German Innovation Institute for Sustainability and Digitalisation
  • Financial Times Diversity Leaders 2022
  • BGF quality seal 2023-2025
  • Universum global seal 2020
  • 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

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: This annual event focuses 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: Raising awareness of sustainable procurement.

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

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

Fanny Gruböck Head of Corporate Sustainability