Social responsibility is a management principle for us
As Austria’s largest electricity company we are successfully active in Europe. We are aware of our responsibility to our shareholders, our employees, our business partners, society and the environment, and we act according to the following principles.
The collaboration with all of our stakeholder groups is cooperative, fair and reliable. A constructive approach to conflicts is important to us.
In all areas of activity, we focus on the principle of sustainability – holistic attention to economic success, protecting the environment and safeguarding the interests of our employees and society as a whole. VERBUND promotes an economical and efficient usage of electricity as a valuable form of energy. For this reason we are also committed to educating young people in the areas of environmental and climate protection. Since 2010 there has been the VERBUND Climate School in the Upper Tauern National Park and the VERBUND Electricity School. In collaboration with Caritas, VERBUND contributes to alleviating energy poverty in Austria, and along with Diakonie social welfare work, VERBUND supports persons who are dependent on assisting technologies in order to communicate. It is our aim to handle the subject of disabilities and accessibility beyond what is required by legal provisions and regulations.
Qualified and motivated staff form the basis for our success. The best qualifications, personal commitment and identification with the corporate goals and principles are the distinguishing marks of our employees. We offer all employees individual opportunities for development and good future prospects. It is our goal to adapt working conditions to the respective life situations of the employees to make an appropriate balance between work and private life possible. Through this work-life balance we aim to attain long-term cooperation. Loyalty to the company is important to us. This also includes constructive criticism, which we express openly and in an appropriate form within the company. We work together with all people without regard to gender, age, religion, culture, skin colour, education, social background, sexual orientation or nationality. We take steps to prevent every form of discrimination, mobbing and sexual molestation. Leadership competence is an essential prerequisite for corporate success. The cornerstones are professional and social competence, open and direct communication, clear and unbureaucratic decision-making structures, constructive criticism and willingness for innovation. You can find further information under Added Value for Employees and in the following table of key figures on social involvement.