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25.10.2021 – 10:01

Wienerberger AG

EANS-News: Wienerberger about to implement its Biodiversity Program

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Strategic Management Decisions/Company Information

Vienna -

* Group-wide Biodiversity Program as an important component of Wienerberger's
  Sustainability Program 2023
* Catalogue of measures developed in cooperation with external experts


Within the framework of its Sustainability Program 2023, the Wienerberger Group
is pursuing ambitious targets aimed at continuing on its value-creating growth
course in the years to come. Based on its commitment to sustainable growth,
Wienerberger has defined strict ESG criteria (environmental, social and
governance) and is thus assuming responsibility towards people and the natural
environment.


Zwtl.: Catalogue of biodiversity measures for all sites

Wienerberger's catalogue of biodiversity measures was elaborated in cooperation
with external experts. It provides the basis for the implementation of
individual biodiversity action plans at all Wienerberger production and office
sites worldwide. The first sites, such as Wiener Neudorf, have already begun to
implement their action plans. These action plans serve to optimize land use in
both rural and urban areas, fight against the loss of biodiversity, and
contribute to the rehabilitation of eco-systems.

As Heimo Scheuch, Chairman of the Managing Board of Wienerberger AG, notes, "The
loss of biodiversity over the past 40 years has been unprecedented, and we are
determined to counteract this development: Our product range for roofs and
facades includes nesting boxes for birds and bats, and ceramic products can be
fitted with insect hotels and nesting options for small mammals. With our
Biodiversity Program, one of the mainstays of the Wienerberger Sustainability
Program 2023, we actively contribute towards ensuring that future generations
have the same opportunities as we have today. As a leading international
provider of building material and infrastructure solutions, our aim is not only
to produce top-quality products, but also to protect the environment to the best
of our abilities."

It has always been Wienerberger's goal to foster biodiversity and protect the
environment. Best-practice examples include beehives for 80,000 bees on the roof
of the Group's headquarters in Vienna and the renaturing of depleted clay pits.
With its new catalogue of measures, Wienerberger is taking the topic of
biodiversity to a new level in order to tap the full potential of each
individual site in accordance with scientifically well-founded principles. The
measures recommended include the greening of facades for temperature control,
forest strips for water storage and as a habitat for birds, bats and insects, or
ponds for amphibians, reptiles and butterflies.

Wienerberger's employees will be involved in the implementation of the action
plans in order to heighten their awareness for the importance of biodiversity on
our planet. At the same time, the implementation of the biodiversity plans is to
contribute towards improving the health and well-being of the employees at the
individual sites. Wienerberger's commitment to biodiversity is also reflected in
the appointment of a biodiversity ambassador, a newly created role, for each
site.


Zwtl.: 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 197 production sites, the Wienerberger Group generated
revenues of EUR 3.4 billion and EBITDA LFL of EUR 566 million in 2020.




Further inquiry note:
Claudia Hajdinyak, Head of Corporate Communications Wienerberger AG
t +43 664 828 31 83 | claudia.hajdinyak@wienerberger.com

Mark van Loon, Senior Vice President Sustainability & Innovation Wienerberger
AG
t +31 612476631 | mark.van.loon@wienerberger.com

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