Principles of our Social Responsibility
Our responsibility as a member of society
Wienerberger views the economy as an integral part of society that has the obligation to serve people and create value for all. Wienerberger takes its role as a responsible member of society seriously. For us, this responsibility encompasses the observance of ethical principles in all our actions, honest communication, active involvement in the creation of a transparent economic environment, personal accountability for what we do, and acting as a reliable and useful member of society. By signing a social charter, Wienerberger committed to compliance with the recommendations of the International Labour Organization. We pay special attention to safe and adequate working conditions, fair remuneration, and the right of our employees to freedom of association and collective bargaining. Approximately 80% of all Wienerberger employees are covered by a collective bargaining agreement. The general principles of Wienerberger’s social responsibility are presented in detail on the Wienerberger website. The 2014 Sustainability Report therefore only contains a brief description of the essential aspects of these principles. The corresponding targets and measures in this domain are summarized at the end of this chapter under “Targets and Future Measures Relating to Social Responsibility”.