Ranking of Austrian Online CSR Reports

Results 2020: Alpla - Sustainability Report 2018

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

 RankScoreAverageBest
1. STRATEGIC APPROACH3318.315.845.1
a. Were the material aspects identified according to the criteria of the GRI standard?255.26.09.3
b. Does the company take responsibility for its impact along the entire value chain?284.66.09.0
c. Does the corporate strategy include a management approach to all material topics?333.35.89.6
d. Are both harm reduction strategies and maximization of benefits pursued?343.05.68.7
e. Have appropriate structures and processes for sustainability management been set up and sufficiently presented in the report?312.24.89.0
2. OPEN INFORMATION2212.27.927.3
a. Does the report make clear and complete statements? (Key figures on all material topics, interpretation of development, definition/evaluation of goals)184.74.89.3
b. Is the report balanced? (positive / negative developments, solved / unresolved problems, etc.)65.94.58.7
c. Are internal and external stakeholders appropriately involved and are the relevant structures and processes disclosed?371.74.99.3
3. USER ORIENTATION238.55.119.0
a. Is the report clearly structured according to the material topics?83.02.24.7
b. Is the text clear and precise, easy to understand and read?292.02.74.7
c. Is the visualization appealing and does it support the understanding of the content?371.02.44.7
d. Is the report user-friendly and are online features sufficiently utilized? (Target group specific approach, optional information, links, timeliness, interactivity etc.)82.51.85.0
TOTAL RANK & SCORE3039.151.691.4
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Recommendations:

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

Overall the Sustainability Report is compared to other reports rather short. Therefore, more detailed information about the strategic approach, measurement system and evaluation should be integrated.

A more detailed management approach to all material topics could assist in showing the seriousness and integration of sustainability in management.

The report covers three years. In view of the size of the company and the importance of the topic (plastic vs. environment), it should be considered here to choose a shorter time horizon for the report, such as an annual report.

A comprehensive stakeholder analysis should be made and included in the report. An up-to-date list of stakeholders and stakeholder groups as well as a detailed stakeholder engagement process would greatly complement the report.

GRI-Index: Include all links to the relevant subsites in the Index, a lot of information is on the website, but by searching with the GRI-Index, many points cannot be found; clear structure is needed!

Stakeholders: Define them, describe which where integrated in the report and how and why these stakeholders where involved and why others where not, which could have further been included but were not. Also how the company interacts with them aloof the report.

Material topics: Describe how where they defined, what was the criteria for a topic to be considered? How the stakeholder questionnaire look like, what and how was asked, how many people received the questionnaire. What other concerns did the stakeholders bring up?

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