01.09.2022 11:00:09

EQS-News: Wienerberger AG: Some 60 different nationalities represented among Wienerbergers employees

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Wienerberger AG: Some 60 different nationalities represented among Wienerbergers employees

01.09.2022 / 11:00 CET/CEST
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Some 60 different nationalities represented among Wienerbergers employees 

  • Diversity is nothing new for Wienerberger. On the contrary, it has long been at the center of the companys human resources development.
  • Job grading provides the basis for objective assessment and fair remuneration
  • Measures aimed at promoting diversity and inclusion also result in higher number of women in executive positions

Vienna, September 1, 2022 Wienerberger regards its own employees as the most important success factor for the further development of the company. In this respect, the company not only feels duty-bound to meet high national and international standards, but also assumes a special responsibility for fostering its corporate values, such as respect and trust, at all its locations worldwide.

Integration is a top priority for Wienerberger at its production sites in North America and Europe. The company supports people in building a new life, facilitates their integration into the work process, and promotes their steady advancement within the company through its comprehensive corporate initial and further training program. Within the framework of further training measures, employees all over the world obtain the necessary qualifications to assume new functions and tasks in the company and advance in their careers at both vertical and horizontal levels.

We are convinced that our sustainable economic success is based on the diversity, the skills, and the commitment of our employees, as well as our corresponding corporate values and culture. For Wienerberger, this means bringing together people of any gender with different talents, personality traits, backgrounds and cultures. At our headquarters in Vienna alone, we employ people from 31 countries. The resulting diversity of skills and the internationality of our teams also reflect the diversity of our customers, investors, business partners, and markets. This strengthens our innovative spirit and makes us fit to address the challenges of a dynamically developing business environment," says Heimo Scheuch, Chairman of the Managing Board of Wienerberger AG.

Through targeted human resources management and the further training of its staff and executives, Wienerberger has succeeded in continuously increasing the number of women in white-collar positions and in top management, including at Managing Board level. To this end, the company introduced a recruiting process where women are always viewed equally for a position when qualifications and education requirements are equivalent. As part of the companys diversity management, methods aimed at objectively evaluating a given position and developing a fair remuneration strategy are being employed. Within the framework of the job grading system introduced for this purpose, the requirements of specific positions are compared and, at the same time, gender-based inequalities in payment are prevented. However, diversity is more than a gender issue for Wienerberger. Rather, the companys goal is to be as diverse as possible and include people with different nationalities in decision-making processes. This applies to all levels of the company, from project teams to the Supervisory Board.

For Wienerberger, promoting a culture that reflects these principles is part of its corporate responsibility. In line with its ambitious ESG strategy, Wienerberger has also adopted its own Code of Conduct as a binding guideline for all employees, partners, and suppliers, which sets out how everyone should behave and act in the conduct of day-to-day business. In the event of violations, the companys external, independent whistleblowing service enables employees, customers, suppliers, and partners to express their concerns confidentially and anonymously at any time.

The Wienerberger Group plans to further strengthen its commitment to diversity on an ongoing basis and has therefore set itself the goal of implementing a comprehensive catalog of measures. These include mentoring programs with a focus on diversity and inclusion as well as the promotion of paternity leave and the introduction of diversity training as part of the executive development programs. In addition, a Diversity Charter is to be rolled out throughout the company.

Wienerberger Group
The Wienerberger Group is a leading international provider of smart solutions for the entire building envelope and for infrastructure. Wienerberger is the worlds largest producer of bricks (Porotherm, Terca) and the market leader in clay roof tiles (Koramic, Tondach) in Europe as well as concrete pavers (Semmelrock) in Eastern Europe. In pipe systems (Steinzeug-Keramo ceramic pipes and Pipelife plastic pipes), the company is one of the leading suppliers in Europe. By acquiring Meridian Brick, Wienerberger further strengthened its position as a leading supplier of facade products in North America. With its total of 216 production sites, the Wienerberger Group generated revenues of 4.0 billion and EBITDA LFL of 671 million in 2021.

For further information, please contact:
Claudia Hajdinyak, Head of Corporate Communications Wienerberger AG
t +43 664 828 31 83 | claudia.hajdinyak@wienerberger.com

01.09.2022 CET/CEST This Corporate News was distributed by EQS Group AG. www.eqs.com

Language: English
Company: Wienerberger AG
Wienerbergerplatz 1
1100 Wien
Phone: +43 1 60 192-0
Fax: +43 1 60 192-10159
E-mail: office@wienerberger.com
Internet: www.wienerberger.com
ISIN: AT0000831706
Listed: Vienna Stock Exchange (Official Market)
EQS News ID: 1433077

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1433077  01.09.2022 CET/CEST


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