Materiality Analysis 2014 & Wienerberger Sustainability Roadmap 2020
Step 1: Description of the value chains

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Impact of the company’s activities on the entire value chain

The first step in a GRI-based materiality analysis is to establish the sustainability context. The impact of the company’s activities on the entire value chain is taken into consideration, ranging from raw material extraction to the entire supply chain, the production and use of products, and finally to the product’s transformation into waste at the end of its service life. The limits to the scope of the analysis are to be determined separately for each essential aspect, depending on the impact of the company’s activities along the value chain.

Four Business Units – Four value chains

Wienerberger’s corporate structure is based on business units, which focus on different products and operate along the following fundamental value chains:

  • Bricks: Clay blocks, facing bricks, clay roof tiles and clay pavers (Clay Building Materials Europe, General Shale within the North America Division)
  • Concrete pavers and concrete wall cladding products (Semmelrock, Arriscraft within the North America Division)
  • Ceramic pipes (Steinzeug-Keramo)
  • Plastic pipes (Pipelife, including Pipelife production site within the North America Division)
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