Skip to content

Corporate Responsibility

Intelligent building means embracing responsibility.

As a business, we build for generations and shape living environments – with people and for people. Sustainable action is an important element of our social responsibility and also the foundation of our success. It gives us a competitive advantage and includes all economically, environmentally and socially relevant behaviour.

Our strategy for sustainable building.

Due to the high consumption of energy and resources in the construction industry, the impact of these activities on society and the environment is intensive and wide-ranging. This challenge requires global and future-oriented thinking. PORR is embracing this responsibility. The foundation for this approach is our “Green and Lean” holistic sustainability strategy, which rests on the three pillars EnvironmentSocial and Governance (ESG). Our main fields of action are derived from the materiality analysis and reflect these three dimensions of sustainability.

ESG: lived sustainability and transparency.

PORR is pursuing clear and ambitious sustainability goals and improving transparency step by step. This commitment has been honoured by the international sustainability agency ISS ESG which repeatedly awarded PORR C+ Prime status. ISS looks at more than 100 industry-specific criteria from the environmental (E), social (S) and governance (G) pillars before granting an ESG rating.

 

Environment (E) We focus on future-oriented construction.
Social (S) We prioritise the well-being of all employees.
Governance (G) We strive for sustainable economic success.

The principles of sustainable corporate management are anchored in the PORR sustainability strategy. Detailed information on the progress made on projects along with initiatives and success stories can be found in the Sustainability Report, published every year:

STRATEGY
Sustainability Strategy Vision & Goals
Download here
2021 Sustainability Report Part of the solution
Download here

     

Ratings & awards.

An appreciative environment and motivated employees are the foundation for sustainable success. In addition, international awards, ratings from independent third parties, and certifications confirm PORR’s commitment to sustainability.

PORR is also a member or supporter of numerous initiatives and industry associations that are concerned with sustainability.

  • ISS ESG: C+ Prime
  • CDP: A- (Climate change)
  • CDP: B (Water security)
  • Vigeo Eiris: 45 out of 100 points, top ten in the industry
  • Sustainalytics: 29.5 points, medium risk
  • GAÏA: 79 out of 100 points
  • Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für nachhaltiges Bauen (DGNB)
  • Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
  • European Quality Association for Recycling (EQAR)
  • EcoVadis
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
  • Österreichische Gesellschaft für nachhaltige Immobilienwirtschaft (ÖGNI)
  • Schweizer Gesellschaft für nachhaltige Immobilienwirtschaft (SGNI)
  • Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
  • Transparency International (TI)
  • UN Global Compact
  • UN Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEP)
  • Workers Welfare Forum
  • Financial Times Diversity Leaders 2022
  • BGF quality seal 2020-2022
  • Universum global seal 2020

      

News on sustainability.

NEWS
PORR awarded Prime status once again
More
NEWS
FOR OUR PLANET honors PORR as company with "Top Climate Commitment 2023
More
NEWS
"Germany's Best - Sustainability 2022": PORR is one of them
More