In our sustainability activities we concentrate on the most significant topics that drive long-term value creation for our Group. With this materiality approach we comply with the Principle of the Global Reporting Initiative to cover aspects that reflect the organization’s key economic, environmental and social impacts; or substantively influence the assessments and decisions of stakeholders. To define materiality, we use different instruments.

Materiality analysis

In order to check the validity of the sustainability focus areas that we have identified and to adapt them where necessary, we have conducted an online survey among selected stakeholder groups on a regular basis for several years. The aim is to establish a relevance assessment and to prioritize the focus areas for HOCHTIEF.

The latest materiality analysis confirms the orientation of HOCHTIEF's sustainability strategy.

Brief presentation Materiality analysis 2018

The findings of the 2018 materiality analysis

Image and reputation

How do outsiders see HOCHTIEF? In a recent study, one in two people is familiar with HOCHTIEF as large company in the German construction industry. This is one result of the image and reputation analysis that HOCHTIEF commissioned in 2018 (as in past years) from an independent market research institute. 83 percent of those surveyed described the Group’s image as good to excellent (see presentation).