PRESS RELEASE: Wienerberger on the verge of implementing its Biodiversity Program

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* Group-wide Biodiversity Program as an important component of Wienerberger's 
  Sustainability Program 2023 
* Catalogue of measures developed in cooperation with external experts 
 
 
Within the framework of its Sustainability Program 2023, the Wienerberger Group 
is pursuing ambitious targets aimed at continuing on its value-creating growth 
course in the years to come. Based on its commitment to sustainable growth, 
Wienerberger has defined strict ESG criteria (environmental, social and 
governance) and is thus assuming responsibility towards people and the natural 
environment. 
 
 
Zwtl.: Catalogue of biodiversity measures for all sites 
 
Wienerberger's catalogue of biodiversity measures was elaborated in cooperation 
with external experts. It provides the basis for the implementation of 
individual biodiversity action plans at all Wienerberger production and office 
sites worldwide. The first sites, such as Wiener Neudorf, have already begun to 
implement their action plans. These action plans serve to optimize land use in 
both rural and urban areas, fight against the loss of biodiversity, and 
contribute to the rehabilitation of eco-systems. 
 
As Heimo Scheuch, Chairman of the Managing Board of Wienerberger AG, notes, "The 
loss of biodiversity over the past 40 years has been unprecedented, and we are 
determined to counteract this development: Our product range for roofs and 
facades includes nesting boxes for birds and bats, and ceramic products can be 
fitted with insect hotels and nesting options for small mammals. With our 
Biodiversity Program, one of the mainstays of the Wienerberger Sustainability 
Program 2023, we actively contribute towards ensuring that future generations 
have the same opportunities as we have today. As a leading international 
provider of building material and infrastructure solutions, our aim is not only 
to produce top-quality products, but also to protect the environment to the best 
of our abilities." 
 
It has always been Wienerberger's goal to foster biodiversity and protect the 
environment. Best-practice examples include beehives for 80,000 bees on the roof 
of the Group's headquarters in Vienna and the renaturing of depleted clay pits. 
With its new catalogue of measures, Wienerberger is taking the topic of 
biodiversity to a new level in order to tap the full potential of each 
individual site in accordance with scientifically well-founded principles. The 
measures recommended include the greening of facades for temperature control, 
forest strips for water storage and as a habitat for birds, bats and insects, or 
ponds for amphibians, reptiles and butterflies. 
 
Wienerberger's employees will be involved in the implementation of the action 
plans in order to heighten their awareness for the importance of biodiversity on 
our planet. At the same time, the implementation of the biodiversity plans is to 
contribute towards improving the health and well-being of the employees at the 
individual sites. Wienerberger's commitment to biodiversity is also reflected in 
the appointment of a biodiversity ambassador, a newly created role, for each 
site. 
 
 
Zwtl.: 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. With its total of 197 production sites, the Wienerberger Group generated 
revenues of EUR 3.4 billion and EBITDA LFL of EUR 566 million in 2020. 
 
 
 
 
Further inquiry note: 
Claudia Hajdinyak, Head of Corporate Communications Wienerberger AG 
t +43 664 828 31 83 | [email protected] 
 
Mark van Loon, Senior Vice President Sustainability & Innovation Wienerberger 
AG 
t +31 612476631 | [email protected] 
 
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October 25, 2021 04:00 ET (08:00 GMT)

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