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23.11.2021 – 14:00

Wienerberger AG

EANS-News: Wienerberger Lowers sustainably CO2 Emissions with Innovative Decarbonization Measures in Denmark

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Strategic Management Decisions/Company Information

Vienna -

* Wienerberger wants to achieve a 15% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2023
* Brick production in Denmark to slash carbon footprint by 35% by 2022
* New facing brick series achieves 10% raw material savings


Wienerberger is pursuing ambitious goals as part of its Sustainability Program.
In support of the European Green Deal, Wienerberger is determined to become
climate-neutral by 2050 by decarbonizing its production processes, offering an
innovative product portfolio and adopting new technologies. As a first step, the
company will reduce its carbon emissions by 15% by 2023. From 2022 onward, up to
50% of the energy used by Wienerberger for brick production in Denmark will be
sustainable biogas, a fossil-free and CO2-neutral energy source supplied by a
Danish biogas producer. This measure complements several other initiatives to
slash carbon emissions from brick production in Denmark by 80% by 2030.

According to Heimo Scheuch, CEO of the Wienerberger Group, "As a global
innovation leader, we are well aware of our social and environmental
responsibility and go to great lengths to ensure that our business decisions are
consistent with our sustainability goals. At the same time, we are utterly
committed to continuing Wienerberger's value-enhancing growth strategy in years
to come and to this end are focusing on innovative products and forward-looking
solutions that will drive decarbonization and promote biodiversity. This is how
we are responding to environmental, economic and societal demands, while
supporting the European Green Deal 2050 for a better future."


Zwtl.: LESS - A Brick with Sustainable Benefits

With the new facing brick series, it has been possible to develop a brick with
less raw material and the same properties as before. These developments and the
switch to biogas, will slash carbon emissions from production in Denmark by up
to 80% in the future compared to conventional production. In addition, as LESS
bricks weighs roughly 10% less than conventional bricks, they are easier to
handle but have the same compressive strength as their predecessors. It also
means they can be used for the same types of construction as conventional
bricks.

Heimo Scheuch adds: "In the course of our sustainability measures, we decided to
replace 50% of our natural gas consumption in Denmark with biogas as a first
step to reduce our carbon emissions. We are convinced that demand for locally
and environmentally friendly produced products will continue to grow. With
innovations we invest in sustainability and thus set new standards. Bricks are
still one of the most popular building materials for facades and by switching
production to biogas they are now also becoming one of the most environmentally-
friendly products on the market."


Zwtl.: Biodiversity & the Environment: Biodiversity Action Plans for all Sites

Wienerberger's commitment is to supply top-quality products and at the same time
to protect the environment to the best of our ability. The current
Sustainability Program outlines measures to preserve biodiversity in order to
minimize the environmental impact of raw material extraction and production.
Wienerberger is committed to protecting the environment worldwide and has
already drawn up biodiversity action plans for all its sites (including more
than 200 production sites). These plans include measures to recultivate and
rewild depleted clay extraction sites or to make them available for appropriate
subsequent use.

The Wienerberger Sustainability Program 2023 provides a comprehensive
description of the Sustainability Strategy, the progress made and areas in which
potential for improvement has been identified. The program is available for
download under Sustainability at Wienerberger [https://www.wienerberger.com/en/
sustainability.html].


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
                                           

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