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Key figures

We would like to be judged by our formulated sustainability goals. HOCHTIEF therefore collects a great number of key figures, which not only signal our responsible behavior to the outside world but also are above all intended to serve as a standard for ourselves with regard to our progress regarding sustainability.

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Overview

Data and facts at a glance

Recycling rate in 2021


Procurement volume awarded to regional suppliers and subcontractors in 2021


Number of people who benefit from bridges we constructed and sponsored in Africa and South America


Number of green buildings since 2000


Number of green infrastructure projects delivered by HOCHTIEF since 2013


Number of Code of Conduct training courses in 2021


Number of employees provided with BIM training in 2021


of our contractual partners were prequalified in 2021


EU Taxonomy Regulation

Percentage share of taxonomy-eligible and non-taxonomy-eligible economic activities by revenue and capex, as of December 31, 2021

Revenues Capex
Total amount (EUR million) 21,378 200
Proportion of taxonomy-eligible economic activities (%) 91 80
Thereof:
Construction of new buildings 11,553 35
Infrastructure for rail transport 1,634 18
Infrastructure enabling low-carbon road transport and public transport 972 20
Other 5,271 87
Proportion of non-taxonomy-eligible economic activities (%) 9 20

 

In addition, taxonomy-eligible economic activities account for 82% and non-taxonomy-eligible activities for 18% of opex.

The HOCHTIEF Group’s taxonomy-eligible economic activities in the reporting year 2021 covered the core activities of construction, services, and concessions/public-private partnerships (PPP). To identify taxonomy-eligible activities, each construction, services, and concessions/PPP activity has been checked against the requirements of the EU Taxonomy. Additionally, HOCHTIEF has used certification schemes that are recognized worldwide and carried out by independent organizations as a preliminary proxy for taxonomy-aligned activities.

 

More relevant key figures

Compliance
 

Number of Compliance training courses*

2018 2019 2020* 2021*
HOCHTIEF Americas 10,689 12,283 9,302 7,949
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific 23,837 25,419 13,830** 12,659
HOCHTIEF Europe (incl. holding company) 4,209 3,900 3,565 3,470
HOCHTIEF Group 38,735 41,602 26,697 24,078

* Training on the HOCHTIEF Code of Conduct received by all salaried employees in the reporting year. To ensure comparability across the divisions, the figures for 2021 focus exclu-sively on the number of e-learning and Code of Conduct training sessions.
** Figures adjusted retrospectively due to focus on e-learning and Code of Conduct training and therefore unaudited.3 2020 on a comparable basis; reported prior-year figure: 19,514. For better comparability between the figures for 2021 and those for the prior year, the key figures for 2020 are pre-sented separately without including Thiess, which was part-sold by CIMIC at the end of December 2020. The separately presented prior-year figures without Thiess are unaudited.

 

Number of HOCHTIEF Group companies in relation to corruption risk in each country

Information refers to the annual Corruption Perception Index by Transparency International. Deviations result from the respective allocation to the countries in the CPI indicated.
  2018 2019 2020 2021
CPI 0–24 3 1 1 0
CPI 25–49 48 39 28 33
CPI 50–74 105 110 107 233
CPI 75–100 267 268 239 87

Human resources

Workplace variety

Promote equal opportunities beyond race, ethnic origin, nationality, gender, religion or beliefs, disability, age, or sexual identity.

Have a workplace culture of inclusion and diversity to encourage openness to differences among people, cultures, and perspectives, and create an environment that respects and encourages people from different backgrounds and cultures to work together for the same goals.

 

 

Number of employees at HOCHTIEF by division (excluding indirect employees) (as of the reporting date)*

2018 2019 2020 2021
HOCHTIEF Americas 11,720 12,378 12,000 11,487
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific 38,425 35,375 29,341 17,359
HOCHTIEF Europe (incl. holding company)** 5,632 5,529 5,303 4,989
HOCHTIEF Group 55,777 53,282 46,644 33,835

* Total workforce: All persons who are employed by a fully consolidated HOCHTIEF Group company as of the reporting date (except for the Executive Board), plus 11,862 employees at CIMIC Group company Thiess. Employees are counted per capita.
** The holding company had 156 employees as of the reporting date.

 

Total number of employees in the HOCHTIEF Group by employment type (reporting date Dec. 31)

HOCHTIEF Group 2018 2019 2020 2021
White-collar workers (incl. apprentices) 26,255 26,944 25,552 22,407
– of which men 19,545 19,913 18,776 16,266
– of which women 6,710 7,031 6,776 6,141
Blue-collar workers (incl. apprentices) 29,522 26,338 21,092 11,428
– of which men 28,293 24,994 19,871 10,945
– davon Frauen 1,229 1,344 1,221 483
HOCHTIEF Americas 2018 2019 2020 2021
White-collar workers (incl. apprentices) 8,946 9,575 9,553 9,321
– of which men 6,492 6,949 6,862 6,670
– of which women 2,454 2,626 2,691 2,651
Blue-collar workers (incl. apprentices) 2,774 2,803 2,447 2,166
– of which men 2,698 2,737 2,374 2,099
– of which women 76 66 73 67
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific 2018 2019 2020 2021
White-collar workers (incl. apprentices) 12,960 13,094 11,857 9,162
– of which men 10,105 10,047 9,106 6,940
– of which women 2,855 3,047 2,751 2,222
Blue-collar workers (incl. apprentices) 25,465 22,281 17,484 8,197
– of which men 24,348 21,027 16,357 7,805
– of which women 1,117 1,254 1,127 392
HOCHTIEF Europe (incl. holding company) 2018 2019 2020 2021
White-collar workers (incl. apprentices) 4,349 4,275 4,142 3,924
– of which men 2,948 2,917 2,808 2,656
– of which women 1,401 1,358 1,334 1,268
Blue-collar workers (incl. apprentices) 1,283 1,254 1,161 1,065
– of which men 1,247 1,230 1,140 1,041
– of which women 36 24 21 24

 

Total number of employees in the HOCHTIEF Group by gender (reporting date Dec. 31)

HOCHTIEF Group 2018 2019 2020 2021
Employees (total workforce) 55,777 53,282 46,644 33,835
– of which men 47,838 44,907 38,647 27,211
– of which women 7,939 8,375 7,997 6,624
– women in management positions (%) 12.,3% 13.1% 13.2% 13.8%
HOCHTIEF Americas 2018 2019 2020 2021
Employees (total workforce) 11,720 12,378 12,000 11,487
– of which men 9,190 9,686 9,236 8,769
– of which women 2,530 2,692 2,764 2,718
– women in management positions (%) 11.0% 11.1% 14.1% 16.9%
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific 2018 2019 2020 2021
Employees (total workforce) 38,425 35,375 29,341 17,359
– of which men 34,453 31,074 25,463 14,745
– of which women 3,972 4,301 3,878 2,614
– women in management positions (%) 11.8% 13.8% 13.4% 14.1%
HOCHTIEF Europe (incl. holding company) 2018 2019 2020 2021
Employees (total workforce) 5,632 5,529 5,303 4,989
– of which men 4.195 4,147 3,948 3,697
– of which women 1,437 1,382 1,355 1,292
– women in management positions (%) 14.3% 15.0% 11.9% 8.8%

 

Woman quotas in % of total workforce

2018 2019 2020 2021
of total workforce 14.2 15.7 17.1 19.6
of all management positions 12.3 13.2 17.0 18.5
of top management positions 11.7 13.2 13.2 13.8
of junior management positions 14.0 16.9 20.4 15.4
of revenue-generating positions 7.2 9.1 13.5 13.8
of STEM-positions 17.9 15.8 16.6 17.9

ESG targets—Female technical trainees and women in top management positions

HOCHTIEF's plan is to increase the share of female technical trainees among new hires to at least 35 percent by 2025, depending on opportunities in the labor market. (STEM positions)

In addition, the proportion of female managers is to be significantly increased: HOCHTIEF aims to increase the proportion of women in senior management positions by 50 percent by 2025. Starting from the comparative year 2019 (13.2%), this means an increase to 19.8% in 2025.

 

People with disability in % of total workforce

* without division Asia Pacific
2018 2019 2020 2021
- - 3.5* 4.2*

 

Age structure in the HOCHTIEF Group

HOCHTIEF Group 2018 2019 2020 2021
under 30 years 23.5 22.1 20.0 19.7
30–50 years 57.7 57.5 58.0 53.2
over 50 years 18.8 20.4 22.0 27.1
HOCHTIEF Americas 2018 2019 2020 2021
under 30 years 25.6 28.6 27.1 27.0
30–50 years 51.5 48.0 49.7 49.7
over 50 years 22.9 23.4 23.2 23.3
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific 2018 2019 2020 2021
under 30 years 24.2 20.9 18.0 16.5
30–50 years 61.2 62.5 63.3 57.9
over 50 years 14.6 16.6 18.7 25.6
HOCHTIEF Europe (incl. holding company) 2018 2019 2020 2021
under 30 years 15.1 15.1 15.0 14.2
30–50 years 46.7 46.4 47.1 44.7
over 50 years 38.2 38.5 37.9 41.1

 

Tenure of employment in the HOCHTIEF Group by division (in years, as of Dec. 31)

2018 2019 2020 2021
HOCHTIEF Americas 7.1 6.8 6.9 7.1
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific 3.4 3.9 4.6 4.2
HOCHTIEF Europe (incl. holding company) 12.2 12.2 12.3 12.5
HOCHTIEF Group 5.1 5.4 6.1 6.4

 

Employees in the HOCHTIEF Group: number of fixed-term contracts and permanent positions (reporting date Dec. 31)

HOCHTIEF Group 2018 2019 2020 2021
Fixed-term contracts 12,732 4,735 4,272 2,917
– of which men 12,216 4,005 3,671 2,406
– of which women 516 730 601 511
permanent positions 43,045 48,547 42,372 30,918
– of which men 35,622 40,902 34,971 24,805
– of which women 7,423 7,645 7,401 6,113
HOCHTIEF Americas 2018 2019 2020 2021
Fixed-term contracts 178 171 101 125
– of which men 117 102 64 85
– of which women 61 69 37 40
permanent positions 11,542 12,207 11,899 11,362
– of which men 9,073 9,583 9,172 8,684
– of which women 2,469 2,624 2,727 2,678
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific 2018 2019 2020 2021
Fixed-term contracts 12,165 4,199 3,821 2,414
– of which men 11,836 3,649 3,368 2,059
– of which women 329 550 453 355
permanent positionse 26,260 31,176 25,520 14,945
– of which men 22,617 27,425 22,095 12,686
– of which women 3,643 3,751 3,425 2,259
HOCHTIEF Europe (incl. holding company) 2018 2019 2020 2021
Fixed-term contracts 389 365 350 378
– of which men 263 254 239 262
– of which women 126 111 111 116
permanent positions 5,243 5,164 4,953 4,611
– of which men 3,932 3,894 3,704 3,435
– of which women 1,311 1,270 1,249 1,176

 

New hires total Workforce

2018 2019 2020 2021
Total 24,468 20,261 12,373 11,044
by gender
women 2,352 2,103 1,614 1,580
men 22,116 18,158 10,759 9,464
by field of activity
white-collar 5,514 4,617 3,235 4,410
blue-collar 18,954 15,644 9,138 6,634
by age groups
<35 12,991 10,063 5,715 5,764
35-50 8,266 7,158 4,396 3,576
>50 3,211 3,040 2,262 1,704
Percentage open positions filled by internal candidates 20.10 17.04 21.18 18.10

 

Employees in the HOCHTIEF Group: number of new hires and departures of total workforce

HOCHTIEF Group 2018 2019 2020 2021
New hires 24,468 20,261 12,373 11,044
Departures 23,284 21,505 18,467 12,930
HOCHTIEF Americas 2018 2019 2020 2021
New hires 3,434 3,356 2,751 3,168
Departures 2,506 2,548 2,573 3,443
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific 2018 2019 2020 2021
New hires 20,245 16,245 9,062 7,400
Departures 20,025 18,121 15,203 8,677
HOCHTIEF Europe (incl. holding company) 2018 2019 2020 2021
New hires 789 660 560 476
Departures 753 836 691 810

 

Turnover rates

2018 2019 2020 2021
permanent workforce 7.3 10.9 12.3 6.1
voluntary separations permanent workforce 2.0 3.3 3.4 3.2

 

Separations permanent workforce

2018 2019 2020 2021
Total 2,865 4,712 5,949 1,926
by gender
- women 335 334 639 263
- men 2,530 4,378 5,310 1,663
by age groups
< 35 years 950 1,835 1,885 515
35-50 years 1,114 1,978 2,657 889
> 50 years 801 899 1,407 522

 

Percentage of full-time and part-time employees by gender in Germany (reporting date Dec. 31)

Data were first published in 2018.
2018 2019 2020 2021
Total workforce 3,462 3,515 3,445 3,289
– of which men 2,558 2,608 2,540 2,441
– of which women 904 907 905 848
Full-time total workforce 3,033 3,075 3,001 2,858
– of which men 2,412 2,462 2,390 2,284
– of which women 621 613 611 574
Part-time total workforce 429 440 444 431
– of which men 146 146 150 157
– of which women 283 294 294 274
Part-time total workforce % 12.4% 12.5% 12.9% 13.1%
– dof which men 5.7% 5.6% 5.9% 6.4%
– of which women 31.3% 32.4% 32.5% 32.3%

 

Employees on parental leave in Germany (reporting date Dec. 31)

2018 2019 2020 2021
Employees on parental leave total 138 143 149 157
– of which men 46 65 66 80
– of which women 92 78 83 77
of whom returned to work after parental leave total 52 68 75 89
– of which men 31 47 50 65
– of which women 21 21 25 24
of whom did not return to work after parental leave total 19 16 9 19
– of which men 6 10 4 11
– of which women 13 6 5 8
Proportion of employees who return to work % total 73.2% 81.0% 89.3% 82.4%
– of which men 83.8% 82.5% 92.6% 85.5%
– of which women 61.8% 77.8% 83.3% 75.0%

 

Returnee rate in Germany (employees who still work for HOCHTIEF 12 months after their return from parental leave) (reporting date Dec. 31)

2019 2020 2021
Returnees from parental leave total 52 68 75
– of which men 31 47 50
– of which women 21 21 25
Still employed by HOCHTIEF 12 months after return total 47 62 64
– of which men 29 43 41
– of which women 18 19 23
Returnee rate in % total 90.4% 91.2% 85.3%
– of which men 93.6% 91.5% 82.0%
– of which women 85.7% 90.5% 92.0%

 

Continuing education

* This figure relates to 97.3% (2020: 98%) of the Group’s average total workforce.
  2018 2019 2020 2021
Average training hours per employee* 20.53 21.82 25.33 14.23
by gender        
- women - - - 18.33
- men - - - 13.07
by field of activity -      
- white-collar - - - 19.72
- blue-collar - - - 7.59
         
Average amount spent per employee on training in Euro 496.37 360.47 347.82 352.61
         
Training hours by kind of training in %*        
- online 10.5 9.8 67.3 46.3
- presence 89.5 90.2 32.7 53.7

Regarding to training HOCHTIEF has the following targets in place in its ESG agenda :

  • Increase the training hours per company to at least 20 hours per person by 2023.
  • Increase annually the employee training on sustainability-related topics.
  • Promote specific training programs for young talent to facilitate their promotion within the company

 

Mean Compensation of all employees and CEO

*In calculating the ratio, only the fixed annual salary was included in the CEO's total remuneration, as he was not paid any variable remuneration components for the years 2019, 2020, and 2021.
  2018 2019* 2020* 2021*
Ratio between the total annual compensation of the Chief Executive Officer and the mean employee compensation 86.76 19.15 17.05 19.16

Fair remuneration

Regarding to the gender pay gap HOCHTIEF has a target in their HOCHTIEFs ESG-Agenda in place: Analyze each subsidiary‘s gender pay gap to ensure fair remuneration in line with market conditions by 2022, and adjust unfair differences accordingly.

Equal remuneration/Gender pay indicators in %

(simple average of all divisions Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe)

Employee Group 2018 2019 2020 2021
Executive level (base salary only) 91.0 89.0 88.5 81.08
Executive level (base salary + other cash incentives) - - 86.2 73.27
Management level (base salary only) 87.9 88.1 88.8 88.91
Management level (base salary + other cash incentives) 87.4 88.4 87.9 87.84
Non-management level 84.6 86.5 84.1 81.89

Methodology of determination of living wage

Living wage calculations for the European and American entities are based on cost-of-living estimates for each region HOCHTEF and its subsidiaries operate in. Cost-of-living calculations included the following categories: food, housing, health care, and other expenses, with the amount per category being determined in consultation with the MIT living wage calculator and external consultants (Division Americas). Estimates only include base salaries of employees, excluding bonuses, one-off payments, etc. Additionally, we took into consideration the costs associated with familial obligations.

 

Employee engagement / Employee satisfaction

Overall satisfaction in % from 100 2018 2019 2020/21* 2021/22**
Total 71.3 76.4 83.8 83.0
by gender        
- women     88 83.8
- men     84 82.2
by seniority        
< 5 years     86 84.2
5-15 years     83 80.0
16-25 years     86 84.8
> 25 years     89 87.2

* in 2020/21 an employee survey carried out only in Europe. All employees of our division HOCHTIEF Europe were invited.
** in 2021/22 employee surveys were conducted in Europe and America. All employees of our HOCHTIEF Europe division and all employees of our largest subsidiary in America—Turner Corporation—were invited to participate.

Discrimination and harassment

HOCHTIEF is aware of its responsibility for its employees and does not tolerate any form of discrimination or sexual harassment. However, if cases do occur, affected employees have the opportunity to report the case internally. For this purpose, there are responsible institutions that follow up on the cases and, if necessary, initiate and implement measures.

Number of incidents of harassment or discrimination based on race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, political opinion, national origin, or social origin as defined by the ILO, or other relevant forms of discrimination experienced by all investees during the reporting period: 171

 

Employees by ethnic group in North America (as of Dec. 31)

2018 2019 2020 2021
African American 683 677 671 676
Asian 789 926 969 995
Latin American 834 824 824 1,884
Native American 39 14 33 31
White 6,904 7,104 7,020 6,260
Other/Not applicable 1,656 2,026 1,688 842

Employees/position by ethnic groups in the USA 2021

Total thereof in management positions in % of management positions
Total 10,688 4,782 44.74%
African American 676 237 35.06%
Asian 995 297 29.85%
Latin American 1,884 408 21.66%
Native American 31 9 29.03%
White 6,260 3,557 56.82%
Other 842 274 32.54%

Occupational safety

Lost time injury frequency rate (LTIFR) in the HOCHTIEF Group (as of Dec. 31)

Accidents per million man-hours (Lost Time Injury Frequency Rates LTIFR); under ILO standards, accidents are counted from the first working day lost.

The large variation in the divisional figures reflects cultural differences in attitudes to injuries and differing country-specific insurance systems.
2018 2019 2020 2021
HOCHTIEF Americas 0.96 1.08 0.76 0.98
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific 0.63 0.42 0.27 0.78
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific on a comparable basis*     0.34  
HOCHTIEF Europe (incl. holding company) 10.03 9.09 6.39 6.4
HOCHTIEF Group** 1.37 1.19 0.87 1.54
HOCHTIEF Group on a comparable basis*     1.16  

* For better comparability between the figures for 2021 and those for the prior year, the key figures for 2020 are additionally presented separately without including Thiess, which was part-sold by CIMIC at the end of December 2020.
** The non-financial performance indicators do not include any information relating to BICC, as no policy for the non-financial aspects has been pursued for this part of the Group, and no non-financial information has been reported to HOCHTIEF.

Frequency of accidents (LTIFR) involving contractors in the HOCHTIEF Group (as of Dec. 31)

*on a comparable basis
  2018 2019 2020 2020* 2021
HOCHTIEF Group 2.43 1.98 1.44 1.50 1.28
Group Coverage 87% 89% 88% 88% 85%

 

Severity rate in the HOCHTIEF Group

Computation of the severity rate: Number of days lost due to accidents per million hours worked = severity rate

The large variation in the divisional figures reflects cultural differences in attitudes to injuries and differing country-specific insurance systems.
2018 2019 2020 2021
HOCHTIEF Americas 12.30 42.10 65.30 39.55
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific 40.30 30.30 15.10 51.31
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific on a comparable basis*     16.20  
HOCHTIEF Europe (incl. holding company) 114.6 210.12 104.6 128.23
HOCHTIEF Group** 40.6 45.9 39.9 56.75
HOCHTIEF Group on a comparable basis*     42.60  

* For better comparability between the figures for 2021 and those for the prior year, the key figures for 2020 are additionally presented separately without including Thiess, which was part-sold by CIMIC at the end of December 2020.
** The non-financial performance indicators do not include any information relating to BICC, as no policy for the non-financial aspects has been pursued for this part of the Group, and no non-financial information has been reported to HOCHTIEF.

 

Causes of accidents in the HOCHTIEF Group by number (as of Dec. 31)

HOCHTIEF Americas 2018 2019 2020 2021
Misjudgment 13 11 8 11
Work equipment 2 0 0 0
Handling 3 2 0 2
Work preparation 0 0 0 0
Material/(Material) handling 2 0 0 0
Workload 0 0 3 4
Work task 0 9 3 0
External cause 0 5 2 0
Coordination 0 0 0 4
Other causes 3 1 4 4
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific 2018 2019 2020 2021
Misjudgment 12 15 6 6
Work equipment 7 0 0 0
Handling 0 4 0 3
Work preparation 9 7 4 5
Tools 0 0 3 0
Observance of rules/instructions 0 0 2 3
Transportation 10 0 0 1
Work task 0 5 0 9
External cause 0 0 0 0
Coordination 0 0 0 3
Other causes 23 8 6 0
HOCHTIEF Europe (incl. holding company) 2018 2019 2020 2021
Misjudgment 14 0 8 3
Work equipment 0 8 0 1
Handling 22 28 12 19
Material/(Material) handling 0 7 0 4
Untidy workplace 0 0 9 3
Transportation 13 12 5 13
Observance of rules/instructions 0 0 0 5
External cause 0 0 0 4
Task 0 0 0 3
PPE usage 0 0 0 2
Preparation of work 0 0 0 1
Protective device 0 0 0 1
Other causes 37 30 23 0

 

Significant types of injury in the HOCHTIEF Group by number (as of Dec. 31)

HOCHTIEF Americas 2018 2019 2020 2021
Lacerations 7 0 1 2
Wounds 0 6 0 3
Fractures 1 7 3 6
Contusions 1 5 0 0
Sprains 10 17 12 4
Bite or stab wound 0 0 0 0
Internal injuries 0 0 1 0
Other types of injury too specific to list individually here 4 4 3 10
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific 2018 2019 2020 2021
Lacerations 8 4 4 5
Wounds 0 0 0 0
Fractures 15 10 6 10
Contusions 14 5 3 4
Sprains 16 19 6 7
Bite or stab wound 0 0 0 0
Internal injuries 0 2 0 0
Other types of injury too specific to list individually here 8 0 2 5
In an accident, several injuries can occur.
HOCHTIEF Europe (incl. holding company) 2018 2019 2020 2021
Lacerations 11 0 6 0
Wounds 0 0 0 0
Fractures 0 17 9 11
Contusions 22 17 13 19
Sprains 20 18 18 14
Bite or stab wound 12 15 0 6
Internal injuries 0 0 0 0
Other types of injury too specific to list individually here 37 28 15 17

 

Occupational illness frequency rate (OIFR) involving employees in the HOCHTIEF Group (million hours worked)

*on a comparable basis
2018 2019 2020 2020* 2021
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific und HOCHTIEF Europe (incl. holding company) 0.49 0.86 0.54 0.75 0.57

 

Number of fatal accidents involving employees of the HOCHTIEF Group (as of Dec. 31)

2018 2019 2020 2021
HOCHTIEF Americas 1 0 1 0
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific 0 0 1 0
HOCHTIEF Europe (incl. holding company) 1 0 1 0
HOCHTIEF Group 2 0 3 0

 

Number of fatal accidents involving contractors (as of Dec. 31)

2018 2019 2020 2021
HOCHTIEF Americas 0 3 1 0
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific 1 0 0 1
HOCHTIEF Europe (incl. holding company) 1 0 0 2
HOCHTIEF Group 2 3 1 3

 

Proportion of units in the HOCHTIEF Group certified in accordance with occupational safety management systems (e.g. BS OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001), relative to number of employees (%)

*on a comparable basis
2018 2019 2020 2020* 2021
HOCHTIEF Group 85.1 84.8 84.1 78.6 80.0

Supply chain

* Figures are based on an extrapolation
  2018 2019 2020 2021
Number of subcontractor, supplier and business partner evaluations (Figures apply to HOCHTIEF Group) 1,056 2,239 3,841 5,169
Number of corrective action plans for suppliers with high sustainability risks* (Figures apply to HOCHTIEF Group) 1,081 4,626 1,280 6,144

Green building

Number of green buildings within the HOCHTIEF Group*

2018 2019 2020 2021
HOCHTIEF Americas** 632 647 676 703
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific*** 76 80 80 81
HOCHTIEF Europe (incl. holding company) **** 81 92 96 101
HOCHTIEF Group*** 789 819 852 885

* Cumulative year-end number of green buildings certified since 2000 and either completed or under construction by HOCHTIEF.
** LEED, other
*** Green Star, LEED, other; the 2019 data was restated for the HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific division and hence also for the Group and is neither part of the statutory audit of the annual financial statements and consolidated financial statements nor part of the separate limited assurance engagement by KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft.
**** DGNB, LEED, BREEAM, other; including precertifications

 

Number of green infrastructure projects within the HOCHTIEF Group*

2018 2019 2020 2021
HOCHTIEF Americas** 1 1 1 2
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific*** 22 28 32 35
HOCHTIEF Europe (incl. holding company) **** 7 7 7 8
HOCHTIEF Group*** 30 36 40 45

* Cumulative year-end number of green infrastructure projects certified since 2013
** Greenroads, other
*** ISCA, Greenroads; the 2018, 2019 and 2020 data was restated for the HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific division and hence also for the Group and is neither part of the statutory audit of the annual financial statements and consolidated financial statements nor part of the separate limited assurance engagement by KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
**** CEEQUAL

 

Sales through green building (EUR billion)

2018 2019 2020 2021
HOCHTIEF Group 8.2 8.0 8.3 9.7

Innovation

Number of employees provided with BIM or similar training

2018 2019 2020 2021
HOCHTIEF Americas 301 450 454 412
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific 659 2,165 1,334 n.a.*
HOCHTIEF Europe (incl. holding company) 219 760 4,175 2,430**
HOCHTIEF Group 1,179 3,375 5,973 2,842

* A total of 53 BIM and/or GIS training courses were held at the HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific division in the reporting year. Due to a system change, no participant numbers are available for 2021.
** incl. HOCHTIEF Holding and Nexplore

 

Investment volume innovation projects (EUR million)

The figures relate to innovation projects conducted by Group Innovation Management at holding company level.
2018 2019 2020 2021
HOCHTIEF Group 2.9 16.2 30.9 29.7

Reputation

Repeat clients* (%)

2018 2019 2020 2021
Gesamt** 77.0 81.5 84.4 83.3
Group Coverage*** 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 %

* We define repeat clients as clients who commission HOCHTIEF at least for a second time. We use the repeat client rate to measure customer satisfaction.
** Weighted relative to Group work done in each year
*** The coverage figures mean the coverage of each indicator in relation to Group work done.

 

HOCHTIEF’s reputation values* (%)

2018 2019 2020 2021**
HOCHTIEF Group 83 87 88 93

* The figures shown here indicate the sum total of HOCHTIEF’s reputation ratings (excellent, very good, and good).
** 88% of people surveyed by market research institute YouGov in Germany in the reporting year rated HOCHTIEF’s reputation as excellent/very good/good. An additional 10% rated our reputation as average, 2% as poor.

Environment

Definition "Coverage"

Coverage includes at least CIMIC, Turner, Flatiron, and HOCHTIEF Infrastructure. The coverage figure may therefore exclude smaller companies.

 

Waste volumes* by type and disposal method in the HOCHTIEF Group (t)

2018 2019 2020 2020*** 2021
Total waste volume (t) 14,616,332 9,803,569 9,785,093 9,755,959 13,953,978
Recovery method 13,467,078 7,671,802 8,807,372 8,796,092 12,083,225
Disposal method 1,149,254 2,131,766 977,722 959,868 1,870,754
Recycling rate** 93.4 % 78.4 % 90.0 % 90.2 % 87.0 %
Group Coverage 95 % 95 % 100 % 100 % 100 %

* Waste collected by disposal companies and recycled away from construction sites
** Prior-year figures restated based on new calculation method
*** on a comparable basis

* on a comparable basis
2018 2019 2020 2020* 2021
Hazardous waste (t) 113,632 93,859 294,820 291,365 392,350
Recovery method (t) 14,308 8,148 154,990 151,535 208,412
Processing for reuse 2,823 1 27,969 27,969 28,853
Recycling 9,855 8,147 127,021 123,566 179,559
Composting 1,630 - - - -
Disposal method (t) 99,324 85,711 139,830 139,830 183,938
Combustion (with energy recovery) 241 402 356 356 13,737
Combustion (without energy recovery) 66 - 1 1 24
Landfill 99,017 85,309 139,473 139,473 170,177
Group Coverage 95 % 95 % 100 % 100 % 100 %
* on a comparable basis
2018 2019 2020 2020 2021
Non-hazardous waste (t) 14,502,700 9,709,710 9,490,274 9,464,595 13,561,629
Recovery method (t) 13,452,770 7,663,655 8,652,382 8,644,557 11,874,813
Processing for reuse 11,100,042 5,892,974 7,402,574 7,402,574 10,784,086
Recycling 2,351,481 1,770,674 1,246,920 1,239,095 1,090,229
Composting 1,247 8 2,888 2,888 497
Disposal method (t) 1,049,930 2,046,055 837,892 820,038 1,686,816
Combustion (with energy recovery) 159,149 1,902 2,335 2,335 49,423
Combustion (without energy recovery) 6,566 6,566 10
Landfill 890,781 2,044,153 828,991 811,137 1,637,383
Group Coverage 95 % 95 % 100 % 100 % 100 %

 

Main energy consumption within the HOCHTIEF Group*

* Consumption figures either recorded directly or calculated using mean prices. ** Including biogasoline (2021: 2,105 MWh) *** Including biogasoline (2021: 490 MWh)
Gasoline (in MWh) 2018 2019 2020 2021
HOCHTIEF Americas** 116.360 99.418 93.361 84.676
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific*** 8.810 7.280 6.590 6.150
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific on a comparable basis 8.630 7.110 6.530
HOCHTIEF Europe 10.532 11.689 11.319 11.421
HOCHTIEF Group 135.702 118.387 111.270 102.247
HOCHTIEF Group on a comparable basis 135.522 118.217 111.210
Group Coverage 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 %
** Including biodiesel (2021: 10,144 MWh) *** Including biodiesel (2021: 1,090 MWh)
Diesel (in MWh) 2018 2019 2020 2021
HOCHTIEF Americas** 551.229 520.848 169.413 160.720
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific*** 10.627.420 10.411.100 9.443.450 445.440
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific on a comparable basis 924.600 773.660 620.030
HOCHTIEF Europe 85.889 69.276 52.798 52.236
HOCHTIEF Group 11.264.538 11.004.224 9.665.661 658.396
HOCHTIEF Group on a comparable basis 1.561.718 1.363.784 842.242
Group Coverage 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 %
Natural gas (MWh) 2018 2019 2020 2021
HOCHTIEF Americas 85.024
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific on a comparable basis
HOCHTIEF Europe
HOCHTIEF Group 85.024
HOCHTIEF Group on a comparable basis
Group Coverage 56 %
** Liquid petroleum gas. Additional consumption of Liquid natural gas (LNG) in 2021 in the HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific division: 1,230 MWh
LPG** (in MWh) 2018 2019 2020 2021
HOCHTIEF Americas 184 117 13.330 7.795
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific 6.020 4.980 2.660 5.140
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific on a comparable basis 6.020 4.980 2.660
HOCHTIEF Europe 3.317
HOCHTIEF Group 6.204 5.097 15.990 16.252
HOCHTIEF Group on a comparable basis 6.204 5.097 15.990
Group Coverage 48 % 94 % 94 % 100 %
** Including green electricity (2021: 10,480 MWh) *** New calculation method chosen. 2021 onward including green electricity (2021: 1,043 MWh) and 2020 onward including district heat (2021: 5,010 MWh).
Electricity (in MWh) 2018 2019 2020 2021
HOCHTIEF Americas 9.423 11.991 8.698 8.535
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific** 153.050 141.140 86.170 113.710
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific on a comparable basis 148.690 137.140 82.910
HOCHTIEF Europe*** 67.650 71.061 42.725 33.378
HOCHTIEF Group 230.123 224.192 137.593 155.623
HOCHTIEF Group on a comparable basis 225.763 220.192 134.333
Group Coverage 95 % 95 % 94 % 100 %

 

Non-renewable materials used in the HOCHTIEF Group*

Asphalt (t) 2018 2019 2020 2021
HOCHTIEF Americas 749,019 684,841 492,202 623,839
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific 362,730 1,035,970 1,151,150 728,350
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific on a comparable basis 362,730 1,035,970 1,151,150
HOCHTIEF Europe 9,300
HOCHTIEF Group 1,111,749 1,720,811 1,643,352 1,361,489
HOCHTIEF Group on a comparable basis 1,111,749 1,720,811 1,643,352
Group Coverage 45 % 48 % 42 % 100 %
Concrete (m³) 2018 2019 2020 2021
HOCHTIEF Americas 1,535,384 1,594,670 1,085,508 1,191,611
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific 1,569,529 2,321,038 970,854 871,463
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific on a comparable basis 1,569,529 2,321,038 970,854
HOCHTIEF Europe 538,063 605,301 702,593 508,032
HOCHTIEF Group 3,642,976 4,521,009 2,758,955 2,571,106
HOCHTIEF Group on a comparable basis 3,642,976 4,521,009 2,758,955
Thereof recycled concrete 23 %
Group Coverage 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 %
Glass (t) 2018 2019 2020 2021
HOCHTIEF Americas 767 13,217
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific 60 220
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific on a comparable basis 60
HOCHTIEF Europe
HOCHTIEF Group 827 13,437
HOCHTIEF Group on a comparable basis 827
Thereof recycled glass 0 %
Group Coverage 42 % 93 %
Steel (t) 2018 2019 2020 2021
HOCHTIEF Americas 354,666 270,369 140,462 231,265
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific 139,430 137,440 106,270 104,650
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific on a comparable basis 139,430 137,440 103,470
HOCHTIEF Europe 98,960 35,570 102,823 77,870
HOCHTIEF Group 593,056 443,379 349,555 463,270**
HOCHTIEF Group on a comparable basis 593,056 443,379 346,755
Thereof recycled Steel 69 %
Group Coverage 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 %
Cement (t) 2018 2019 2020 2021
HOCHTIEF Americas 81,872
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific 4,720
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific on a comparable basis
HOCHTIEF Europe 6,983
HOCHTIEF Group 93,575
HOCHTIEF Group on a comparable basis
Group Coverage 100 %
* Quantities calculated based on invoicing volumes and mean prices.
Aggregates (t) 2018 2019 2020 2021
HOCHTIEF Americas 2,948,988
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific 20,310
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific on a comparable basis
HOCHTIEF Europe 914,458
HOCHTIEF Group 3,883,756
HOCHTIEF Group on a comparable basis
Thereof recycled Aggregates 23 %
Group Coverage 100 %

 

Renewable materials used in the HOCHTIEF Group*

Wood** (m³) 2018 2019 2020 2021
HOCHTIEF Americas 3,725,928 2,130,450 1,092,530 3,015,522
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific 34,533 11,867 53,493 3,427
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific on a comparable basis 34,533 11,867 52,693
HOCHTIEF Europe 12,657 11,944 7,680 4,826
HOCHTIEF Group 3,773,118 2,154,261 1,153,703 3,023,775
HOCHTIEF Group on a comparable basis 3,773,118 2,154,261 1,152,903
Thereof recycled wood 5 %
Group Coverage 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 %

* Quantities calculated based on invoicing volumes and mean prices.
** Of the total quantity of wood used in 2021, 1.3% is certified to FSC and 1.2% to CSA. PEFC and other forestry certification systems apply to less than 1% of the wood used. Group coverage is 93%.

 

Business travel within the HOCHTIEF Group

* Data partly based on estimates. ** Data is not collected for this mode of transport as it is seldom used for business travel.
Train (km) 2018 2019 2020 2021
HOCHTIEF Americas* 2,050,114 1,708,196 2,820,642 260,106
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific**
HOCHTIEF Europe (incl. holding company) 5,516,151 5,059,768 1,748,048 2,008,139
HOCHTIEF Group 7,566,265 6,767,964 4,568,690 2,268,245
Group Coverage 49 % 53 % 57 % 63 %
Plane (km) 2018 2019 2020 2021
HOCHTIEF Americas 73,295,253 72,059,721 39,486,811 12,321,673
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific 99,745,359 96,187,164 28,759,456 17,677,451
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific on a comparable basis 23,664,613
HOCHTIEF Europe 8.615.639 8,478,692 3,266,019 1,933,209
HOCHTIEF Group 181,656,251 176,725,577 71,512,286 31,932,333
HOCHTIEF Group on a comparable basis 66,417,443
Group Coverage 97% 97 % 98 % 97 %
Rental car (km) 2018 2019 2020 2021
HOCHTIEF Americas 3,756,042 3,797,097 3,275,253 1,564,469
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific 6,202,514 6,767,551 6,102,073 3,513,296
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific on a comparable basis 6,202,514 6,767,551 6,102,073
HOCHTIEF Europe 746,982 511,575 344,404 260,402
HOCHTIEF Group 10,705,538 11,076,223 9,721,730 8,042,859
HOCHTIEF Group on a comparable basis 10,705,538 11,076,223 9,721,730
Group Coverage 92 % 97 % 98 % 97 %

 

Air travel: Short, medium, and long-haul flights in 2018 by HOCHTIEF division (million km)

Flights < 500 km 2018 2019 2020 2020* 2021
HOCHTIEF Americas 2.2 2.5 1.2 1.2 0.6
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific 2.9 3.1 1.0 0,9 1.0
HOCHTIEF Europe (incl. holding company) 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1
HOCHTIEF Group 5.2 5.8 2.3 2.2 1.7
Flights 500 km to 1,600 km 2018 2019 2020 2020* 2021
HOCHTIEF Americas 24.0 24.8 12.0 12.0 5.4
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific 46.5 40.1 23.9 20.1 16.4
HOCHTIEF Europe (incl. holding company) 3.2 3.1 1.1 1.1 0.7
HOCHTIEF Group 73,7 68.0 37.0 33.2 22.5
* on a comparable basis
Flights > 1,600 km 2018 2019 2020 2020* 2021
HOCHTIEF Americas 47.0 44.7 26.2 26.2 6.4
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific 50.4 53.0 3.9 2.7 0.2
HOCHTIEF Europe (incl. holding company) 5.3 5.2 2.0 2.0 1.1
HOCHTIEF Group 102.7 102.9 32.1 30.9 7.7

 

Greenhouse gas emissions* within the HOCHTIEF Group (t/CO2)

Scope 1 2018 2019 2020 2021
HOCHTIEF Americas 176,611 164,230 71,713 83,262
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific 2,692,120 2,634,340 2,391,160 115,280
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific on a comparable basis 236,980 198,710 161,280
HOCHTIEF Europe 24,494 21,456 16,956 17,637
HOCHTIEF Group 2,893,225 2,820,026 2,479,829 216,179
HOCHTIEF Group on a comparable basis 438,086 384,397 249,949
Group Coverage 100% 100% 100% 100%**
Scope 2*** 2018 2019 2020 2021
HOCHTIEF Americas 3,578 4,179 2,897 3,106
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific 125,560 122,030 60,810 78,830
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific on a comparable basis 122,110 118,860 58,190
HOCHTIEF Europe**** 29,895 27,080 13,726 10,555
HOCHTIEF Group 159,033 153,289 77,433 92,491
HOCHTIEF Group on a comparable basis 155,583 150,119 74,813
Group Coverage 95% 95% 94% 100%
Scope 3 2018 2019 2020 2021
HOCHTIEF Americas 1,892,801 1,460,444 855,516 1,526,363
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific 1,016,260 1,142,820 800,610 714,910
HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific on a comparable basis 1,008,390 1,133,730 780,300
HOCHTIEF Europe (incl. holding company) 350,138 278,263 412,583 318,207
HOCHTIEF Group 3,259,199 2,881,527 2,068,709 2,559,480
HOCHTIEF Group on a comparable basis 3,251,329 2,872,437 2,048,399
Group Coverage 85% 86% 87% 96%

* Includes all companies under operational control (excluding construction joint ventures). Sources for carbon conversion factors: GHG Protocol, DEFRA, and Germany’s Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control. HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific figures calculated on basis of Australian National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) framework. Emission figures for 2018 to 2020 restated due to use of updated emission factors in reporting year 2021 and therefore unaudited.
** Natural gas consumption not included in calculation of coverage for 2021 because it was recorded for the first time in reporting year 2021.
*** Calculated on basis of local emission factors.
**** 2018 to 2020 figures restated due to updated calculation method for electricity consumption in the HOCHTIEF Europe division and therefore unaudited.

 

Scope 3 composition (figures in percent)

2018 2019 2020 2021
Waste 2.21 0.78 1.44 3.01
Asphalt 2.71 2.62 4.59 3.16
Concrete 36.86 52.03 27.16 37.71
Business travel 1.08 1.58 1.56 0.22
Wood 24.9 16.99 16.56 23.98
Steel 32.24 26.00 48.64 27.29
Glass - - 0.05 0.72
Cement - - - 2.74
Aggregates   - - 1.17

 

Water consumption in the HOCHTIEF Group (m3

* on a comparable basis
2018 2019 2020 2020* 2021
Water withdrawal by source 8,472,121 17,530,444 19,024,513 3,846,883 6,264,163
Fresh surface water 3,620,820 11,868,950 12,421,890 116,890 327,200
Ground water—renewable 1,358,520 2,502,420 1,029,010 1,029,010 779,000
Ground water—non-renewable 761,000 215,080 316,704 74 -
Brackish surface water/sea water 220,290 - -
Produced water 240 - - - -
Sourced from third-party providers (grid, municipal supply) 2,511,251 2,943,994 5,256,909 2,700,909 2,424,963
Rainwater - - - - 2,733,000
           
Water discharge by destination 9,212,276 11,747,715 7,450,083 1,555,083 1,007,674
Fresh surface water 7,803,390 11,513,610 7,162,120 1,315,120 414,290
Ground water 525,720 1,300 - - 373,000
Brackish surface water/sea water 642,190 - - - 320
Sourced from third-party providers (grid, municipal supply) 240,976 232,805 287,963 239,963 220,064
           
Water consumption –740,155 5,782,729 11,574,429 2,291,799 5,256,490
Group Coverage 95 % 95 % 100 % 100 % 100 %

 

Recycled/reused water (in m3)

* on a comparable basis
  2018 2019 2020 2020* 2021
Consumption of recycled fresh surface water 9,200,150 108,174 241,700 197,180 2,233,000
Consumption of reused fresh surface water 4,189,000 3,325,000 3,925
Recycled/reused brackish surface water/seawater 330,215 330,215
Recycled/reused water 9,200,150 4,297,174 3,896,915 527,395 2,236,925
Group Coverage 43 % 39 % 35 % 42 % 43 %

 

Number of environmental damage incidents within the HOCHTIEF Group*

2018 2019 2020 2020** 2021
Category 1 0 1 0 0 0
Category 2 14 30 18 18 15

* Minor instances of environmental damage and low-severity Category 3 incidents are dealt with under the auspices of the relevant company and are not reported Group-wide. The figures in the table also include incidents for which only a warning was issued.
** on a comparable basis

Environmental violations in the HOCHTIEF Group (according to year of occurrence)*

2018 2019 2020 2020** 2021
Number of environmental violations 1 6 0 0 0
Amount of fines/penalties related to the above (in EUR) 9,450 87,950 0 0 0

* monetary threshold for the above reporting of environmental violations > 10,000 USD
** on a comparable basis

Bridges to Prosperity

Number of people who benefit from B2P bridges constructed by HOCHTIEF*

  2018 2019 2020 2021**
HOCHTIEF Group 3,650 1,000 4,000 1,600

* Figures based on data provided by B2P and reused by HOCHTIEF.
** Construction work on the bridge was delayed due to the pandemic and was only completed in 2021.

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