Ranking of Austrian Online CSR Reports

Results 2019: EVN - Full Report 2017/18

For the ranking in each category (Strategic Approach, Open Information and User Orientation) click on the respective link below.

1. STRATEGIC APPROACH242.511.942.8
a. Were the material aspects identified according to the criteria of the GRI standard?
b. Does the company take responsibility for its impact along the entire value chain?
c. Does the corporate strategy include a management approach to all material topics?
d. Are both harm reduction strategies and maximization of benefits pursued?
e. Have appropriate structures and processes for sustainability management been set up and sufficiently presented in the report?
2. OPEN INFORMATION223.06.226.9
a. Does the report make clear and complete statements? (Key figures on all material topics, interpretation of development, definition/evaluation of goals)
b. Is the report balanced? (positive / negative developments, solved / unresolved problems, etc.)
c. Are internal and external stakeholders appropriately involved and are the relevant structures and processes disclosed?
3. USER ORIENTATION315.44.017.0
a. Is the report clearly structured according to the material topics?
b. Is the text clear and precise, easy to understand and read?
c. Is the visualization appealing and does it support the understanding of the content?
d. Is the report user-friendly and are online features sufficiently utilized? (Target group specific approach, optional information, links, timeliness, interactivity etc.)
TOTAL RANK & SCORE280.953.686.2


(provided by students, how the company should improve its report)

Measurable objectives in sustainability program could be presented more clearly (to reduce XXX to XXX till XXX), with more exact numbers and years to give readers the possibility to track progress. Now, mostly goals mentioned are the ones where a goal is met or if the progress is ongoing, raising questions about goals that were not met on time.

This warps the perception of otherwise very good report, making it a bit unbalanced – too positive in assessing its own progress and too silent in admitting setbacks.

It is possible to further work on visualisation style, as it is very basic (mostly tables and several bar charts). Especially tracking goal progress would be helpful.

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