Ranking of Austrian Online CSR Reports

Results 2019: Novomatic - Annual Report 2018

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

1. STRATEGIC APPROACH1033.511.942.8
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 INFORMATION1613.76.226.9
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 ORIENTATION168.84.017.0
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 & SCORE1256.053.686.2


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

I would recommend to include information on the process of involving the stakeholders when defining the materiality topics.

I would suggest that Novomatic provides information on the selection process and why they chose to work on only a few of the topics.

The structure of the report should be arranged in a more clearly way.

The chapter about stakeholders should be more detailed and focused on individual needs and impacts.

Another aspect that leaves room for improvement is the fact that there is no information on Novomatic’s value chain.

Make it more balanced and depict also critical situations more honest and diverse.

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