At today’s CDP Climate Leadership Award Conference & Ceremony 2015 in Bonn, HOCHTIEF is winning two prizes at once: The construction group is receiving the status of “Index Leader MDAX” and “Sector Leader Industrials”. With these awards, the non-profit organization CDP (cdp.net) is honoring HOCHTIEF’s contribution to environmental protection and to the reduction of pollutants. It sees HOCHTIEF as being characterized by a high degree of transparency in its handling of environmental issues. CDP presented an overview of the environmental activities of the leading German companies today in the “2015 Climate Change Report”, which it is publishing on behalf of 882 investors.
Marcelino Fernández Verdes, CEO of HOCHTIEF, says: “Climate protection and the related efficient use of resources are key issues for us.”
“With a score of 100B in the 2015 climate change report, HOCHTIEF achieved the status of “Index Leader MDAX.” The construction group is thus one of the best companies in the MDAX this year. Moreover, HOCHTIEF was also selected as a “Sector Leader Industrials,” one of the ten best companies in the industry in Germany, Austria and Switzerland,” says Susan Dreyer, Director DACH Region, CDP.
Sustainable management is a long-standing tradition at HOCHTIEF. An example of HOCHTIEF’s sustainable products and services is the construction of green buildings that significantly reduce the carbon footprint. In 2014, consolidated sales in the green building market segment were more than EUR 5 billion. Since 2001, the company has issued regular environment and sustainability reports. In 2015, HOCHTIEF published a combined Group Report considering all major events in terms of finance, ecology and society. In addition, HOCHTIEF is listed in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index this year for the tenth time.
The CDP climate change report 2015 is available at the website.