We act sustainably – by conviction

As one of the world’s most relevant building and infrastructure construction groups, HOCHTIEF acts on its responsibility toward society and the environment.

The HOCHTIEF sustainability strategy is derived from the Group’s corporate strategy. We want to create, preserve, and grow values. This mindset is deeply rooted in our corporate vision—“HOCHTIEF is building the world of tomorrow”—and our Group’s guiding principles, which explicitly include sustainability as a precondition.

Youth Dialog kindles enthusiasm for construction

Listening, answering questions, instilling enthusiasm for the world of construction: Nikolaus Graf von Matuschka, Member of the Executive Board of HOCHTIEF Aktiengesellschaft, met with secondary-school pupils for the “Youth Dialog” on a construction site in Duisburg. For ten year now, HOCHTIEF has participated in this series of events staged by the regional business association Initiativkreis Ruhr.

Youth Dialog

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The secondary-school pupils from Mülheim/Ruhr and the Max-Planck-Gymnasium Dortmund were interested in, among others, career paths at HOCHTIEF, work abroad, the planning of bridge structures and high-rises as well occupational safety measures and competition in the construction industry. Graf von Matuschka also answered numerous questions on hiring conditions, female quotas and work-life balance.

Before the discussion round, the young people had taken a look at construction in practice. Project managers of HOCHTIEF Building took them for a guided tour through the LANUV laboratory and office complex. The project comprises a five-story office building and a six-story laboratory building, interconnected by a bridge. The two buildings—seeking DGNB Gold certification with their exceptionally sustainable design—are scheduled to be completed by November 2018.

We see sustainability as a systematic approach to harmonizing economy, ecology, and social responsibility across the depth and breadth of all our business activities with the aim of safeguarding the company’s viability going forward. How the company and its circumstances are perceived both internally and externally plays an important role.

Our responsible actions are aligned with the HOCHTIEF model. We have defined key sustainability focus areas – they are subject to annual internal and external review with regard to business relevance, impacts, and stakeholder interests. We support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and integrated the SDGs that are relevant to HOCHTIEF into our CR program.

Find out more about our focus areas here:
Focus Area 1: Compliance
Focus Area 2: Attractive working environment
Focus Area 3: Procurement
 
Focus Area 4: Sustainable products and services
Focus Area 5: Active climate and resource protection
Focus Area 6: Corporate citizenship
 

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Nikolaus Graf von Matuschka, Member of the Executive Board “At HOCHTIEF, we are committed to keeping business, ecology, and community concerns in balance.”