Ranking of Austrian Online CSR Reports

Results 2020: Rewe - Nachhaltigkeitsbericht 2018

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

1. STRATEGIC APPROACH1332.315.845.1
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 INFORMATION818.67.927.3
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 ORIENTATION1610.05.119.0
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 & SCORE1060.951.691.4


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

Visualization and User-Ability can be improved by adding pictures & graphs next to “complicated” content to make the content easier understand for all stakeholder groups. Emphasizing relevant parts & structure the info overflow better.

A detailed stakeholder map plotted in a structured graph would give a better overview of the relevant stakeholders and their engagement. This helps prioritizing material topics by stakeholder engagement.

Even though there is a management approach stated, the specific role that sustainability plays within REWE`s processes should be stated such as providing an organigram to understand the decision-making process regarding material topics etc.

REWE’s CSR report should put the economic part aside and focus on value creation with an outside-in approach to create long-lasting changes & developments to follow their due diligence.

In general REWE should take proof and evidence of their action into the report

A list and description of people in charge of sustainability management responsibilities

Including a better view on the internal stakeholders for a balance of external/internal stakeholders.

Implementation of way more graphics with description to understand what they are supposed to stand for.

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