EQS-News: Wienerberger AG / Key word(s): Strategic Company Decision
Wienerberger AG: Some 60 different nationalities represented among
Wienerberger’s employees

01.09.2022 / 11:00 CET/CEST
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Some 60 different nationalities represented among Wienerberger’s
employees 

• Diversity is nothing new for Wienerberger. On the contrary, it has
long been at the center of the company’s 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 company’s 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 company’s 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 company’s 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 world’s 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

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Language: English
Company: Wienerberger AG
Wienerbergerplatz 1
1100 Wien
Austria
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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