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EANS-News: Wienerberger Gains Silver Status for Sustainability Management

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Vienna - 02 December 2020

* EcoVadis awards Wienerberger a silver medal
* Sustainability ratings have improved significantly across all categories
* Wienerberger is one of the most sustainable companies in the building
  materials industry

The Wienerberger Group has made real headway in further improving the
sustainability of its operations in the last twelve months. The latest rating by
EcoVadis, a leading international provider of business sustainability ratings
(ESG Ratings), shows the company has achieved significant progress in all
evaluation areas. In recognition of these advances, EcoVadis has raised the
rating to silver from bronze. Wienerberger ranked higher than the industry
average in all areas of the EcoVadis sustainability assessment.

Heimo Scheuch, Wienerberger CEO expressed his satisfaction saying, "We are more
than proud of our progress. Sustainability is one of our most important
strategic pillars and is firmly anchored in every process. The silver medal is
one more step in the right direction. This improved rating strengthens our
resolve to continue our sustainability strategy with even greater

Improvements in all Areas
Wienerberger improved its performance in all areas of the assessment, which
include environmental impact, labour and human rights, ethics and sustainable
procurement. In the area of procurement, Wienerberger even doubled its score to
60 points. This puts Wienerberger among the top 7% of all companies in its
industry in the category responsible supplier management. Overall, Wienerberger
ranks among the best 20% of all building materials companies that were assessed
by EcoVadis.

Wienerberger attaches great value to the long-term security of supply. "The
sourcing of natural resources, materials and products must strictly comply with
our stringent sustainability criteria. These criteria also play a crucial role
in our business relationships, since we want to ensure that suppliers adhere to
our defined ecological and social standards", says Heimo Scheuch, explaining the
importance of sustainable procurement management along the entire supply chain
that was reorganised last year.

In 2019 Wienerberger also opted for a sustainability-oriented form of financing
for the first time. The rate of interest on a bank loan is linked, inter alia,
to the sustainability rating awarded to Wienerberger by EcoVadis. Improvements
in sustainability performance thus lead directly to lower financing costs.

EcoVadis: The World's Most Trusted Business Sustainability Rankings
EcoVadis is a leading international provider of ESG ratings with a special focus
on sustainable supplier management. The EcoVadis rating covers a broad range of
non-financial management systems, including environmental impact, labour and
human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement. EcoVadis provides a
comprehensive and independent sustainability ratings service for business and
assesses each company on material issues as they pertain to the client
organization's size, locations and industry. These evidence-based assessments
are presented in easy-to-use scorecards and rated with scores of 0 -100 points.
In addition, EcoVadis also awards medals (bronze, silver and gold). As well as
recognising strengths, these scorecards show areas that require improvement.
Companies that have undergone assessments can use the scorecards to sharpen the
focus of their sustainability efforts and adjust their action plans to improve
sustainability performance. EcoVadis has partnered with large multinational
corporations to promote sustainable, global supply chains.

Wienerberger Group
The Wienerberger Group is a leading international provider of smart solutions
for the entire building envelope and for infrastructure. Wienerberger is the
world's largest producer of bricks (Porotherm, Terca) and the market leader in
clay roof tiles (Koramic, Tondach) in Europe as well as concrete pavers
(Semmelrock) in Eastern Europe. In pipe systems (Steinzeug-Keramo ceramic pipes
and Pipelife plastic pipes), the company is one of the leading suppliers in
Europe. With its total of 201 production sites, the Wienerberger Group generated
revenues of EUR 3.5 billion and EBITDA LFL of EUR 587 million in 2019.

Wienerberger AG is a pure free float company, whereby the majority of shares are
held by Austrian and international institutional investors. Additional
information on the shareholder structure is provided under https:// [

Further inquiry note:
Claudia Hajdinyak, Head of Corporate Communications Wienerberger AG
t +43 664 828 31 83 |

Anna Maria Grausgruber, Head of Investor Relations Wienerberger AG
t +43 1 601 92 - 10221 |

end of announcement                         euro adhoc
issuer:       Wienerberger AG
              Wienerbergerplatz 1
              A-1100 Wien
phone:        +43 1 60 192-0
FAX:          +43 1 60 192-10159
ISIN:         AT0000831706, AT0000A2GLA0
indexes:      ATX
stockmarkets: Wien
language:     English 

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