Ranking of Austrian Online CSR Reports

Results 2019: RBI - Sustainability Report 2018

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

1. STRATEGIC APPROACH142.811.942.8
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 INFORMATION520.26.226.9
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 ORIENTATION188.34.017.0
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 & SCORE471.253.686.2


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

Despite the fact that those material aspects will be thematized again in separate chapters that are dedicated to RBI’s defined areas of responsibility, it would be very accommodating if there are quite clear and simple descriptions of each aspect in the first run. Not only a brief description why a material aspect occurs, but also a ranking of the aspects would be interesting so that one can deduce on which topics the company is putting its focus.

To report on RBI’s impacts evaluation methods

The managment approach could be elaborated a bit more by assigning the approach to the individual material aspects.

Goals could be more highlighted.

Harm reduction strategies could be described in more detail.

Description also of critical aspects of the bank activity

Negative developments and unresolved problems should be picked up more to be able to guarantee a balanced CSR report.

Shorten the text or include more paragraphs to make the report easier to read

Why is it not in English?

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