Responsibility 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 (Corporate Responsibility, CR). Drawing on its expertise, HOCHTIEF will help to master the challenges modern societies face—now and in the future. Our activities as a global construction group have an impact on people and nature alike. We aim to manage this impact in order to maximize the benefits for society and the environment while keeping the burdens to a minimum. Our sustainable action is based on HOCHTIEF’s CR strategy, in our values, vision, and guiding principles.

Executive Board member in dialog with youth

Bring high school students together with corporate decision-makers to talk as equals—that is the mission of the Initiativkreis Ruhr’s “Dialog with Youth”. HOCHTIEF has already been participating in these dialogs for years. At the beginning of March, Nikolaus Graf von Matuschka, a member of the Executive Board of HOCHTIEFAktiengesellschaft, answered questions at the Büropark in Essen.

“How did you come to join HOCHTIEF?”, “What does a Director of Labor Relations do?” “What project are you proudest of?” “How do you envisage the world of the future?” The students from the Am Stoppenberg high school in Essen and the Franz Haniel high school in Duisburg had plenty of questions which von Matuschka answered in detail. Apart from information relating to work, Matuschka however also provided some very personal insights into his life.

The young people learned what work at HOCHTIEF looks like in practical terms when they visited the “House of Elements” construction site at the intersection of Messeallee and Straßburger Straße, close to the Messe Essen, where HOCHTIEF is currently building the new headquarters for the chemicals company, Brenntag.


Nikolaus Graf von Matuschka


In dialog


Visit construction site


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


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Interview with Nikolaus Graf von Matuschka, Member of the Executive Board

Nikolaus Graf von Matuschka, Member of the Executive Board “Sustainable practice means preserving values, creating values, and increasing values”