Sustainability and voestalpine: The new Corporate Responsibility Report 2019 2 minutes spent reading

Sustainability and voestalpine: The new Corporate Responsibility Report 2019

Claudia Korntner

Corporate responsibility (CR) is anchored in our corporate culture, but it is also an integral part of our corporate strategy. The term refers to corporate responsibility as it is reflected in the effects of business activities on society, employees, the environment or the economic situation. An overview of all (sustainable) activities, figures, data and facts can now be found in the new CR Report.

From research and development to the environment

The annual CR Report summarizes each measure and objective at voestalpine with regard to sustainability and shows how our Group implements its corporate responsibility.

The report covers the following areas:

  • Stakeholder and CR management
  • Product Sustainability
  • Climate protection measures
  • Transparency in the supply chain
  • Integrity of business management
  • Human rights
  • Research and development
  • Environment
  • Employees
  • Health and safety
  • Company

In addition to the CR Report in German and English, an unabridged version in the form of the CR fact sheet has been published in 14 languages.


"The CR Report provides a comprehensive overview of sustainability performance at voestalpine. Our customers are asking us more and more how our products are manufactured. Of course we give careful consideration to ecological and social issues when we select our suppliers."
Claudia Korntner (Head of Corporate Responsibility, voestalpine AG)

Sustainable Development Goals

These activities at voestalpine all help contribute to the sustainable development goals adopted by the United Nations in 2015. 193 UN member states have committed themselves to these 17 goals to achieve global sustainability by 2030. At voestalpine, we are making a contribution to twelve of these goals (see fact box).

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

This CR Report has been prepared in accordance with the sustainability reporting standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the world’s most widely used and recognized framework for sustainability reporting.

Further information on this topic, the report and fact sheets can be downloaded at

Order the CR Report 2019

Would you like to order your own printed copy of the CR Report? Please send an email and enter “CR Report” in the subject line. Include your name and your company address. Send the email to


This year’s image shows the atoms of alloying elements used in the production processes of voestalpine.