Ranking of Austrian Online CSR Reports

Results 2019: Porr - Nachhaltigkeitsbericht 2018

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

1. STRATEGIC APPROACH834.611.942.8
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 INFORMATION1514.86.226.9
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 ORIENTATION255.74.017.0
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 & SCORE1555.153.686.2


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

I would recommend to put more focus on topics that are directly related to PORR´s impact to the environment & society. They name topics that are related to their own success.

They should put more focus on material topics that mostly affect external stakeholders. In their current report they mainly reflect on the safety and health measures for their employees.

The process of how they take care of the entire value chain could be a bit more concrete.

To expand their materiality matrix by the impact on society, as this was somehow missing in the report

The structure of the report could be acted out more along the material topics. Additionally, every chapter of the material topics could in the beginning include a section of key facts and figures, before going into detail regarding the chapter. This would improve the reader’s understanding even more.

Initiatives towards the maximization of benefits could be addressed more. PORR mentions economic success in the long-run but benefits towards the society and environment could be highlighted and carried out in a larger scope.

An in-depth analysis regarding the involvement of external stakeholders would round of the CSR report, even though the doughnut graph on page 7 gives a first overview. The degree of involvement is still only covered superficially.

The survey to identify their material topics is actually quite well planned, but it feels like they don’t use all of the information obtained.

External stakeholders would have to be involved in the discussion in greater depth.

Although the company has created an excellent overall design, which has a high memorability, degree of innovation and a consistent and qualitative illustration concept, it still has potential in the area of the use of online features. Simple "basics" like links are missing. Otherwise no special features were used. The company should use these to create a higher user orientation.

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