Wienerberger’s commitment to growth in accordance with ecological, social and economic principles is reflected throughout the company’s value chain and supports business continuity in a variety of ways. Resource efficiency programmes help to reduce operating costs and minimise supply chain risk, whilst health and safety initiatives and improvements in employee satisfaction help to increase our productivity and strengthen our brand.
Sustainability is also a driver for innovation in products and processes, keeping us at the forefront of our industry. Important milestones on the journey so far have included the signing of our Social Charter in 2001, accession to the UN Global Compact in 2003, and Wienerberger’s participation in the development of a Resource Efficiency Action Plan for the clay brick and block industry which was launched at Westminster in 2013.
Since announcing our first corporate sustainability targets in 2012, significant work in materiality analysis has been undertaken to ensure our targets reflect the beliefs and values of our stakeholders. This analysis led to the refinement of our quantitative targets and in 2015 we published these in our Sustainability Roadmap 2020.
Our core areas are:
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