As a company, AMAG benefits from stable social conditions such as a strong education system, an environment offering quality of life, and social equilibrium. For this reason, social engagement forms an important element of AMAG's corporate culture. Contributions to the establishment or maintenance of social conditions are considered essential, and the company's role as a responsible member of society is taken seriously. The objective of social compliance is to achieve a balanced mix of as many stakeholder groups as possible.

Community Relations

Companies’ social engagement is demonstrated in many ways – whether as a responsible company that supports the corporate environment through donations and sponsorship, or in participation in initiatives, associations and interest groups to share knowledge and contribute to the development of standards. AMAG cooperates with industry and aluminium associations in order to create a level playing field in aluminium production, among other objectives. It also supports the development of international framework legislation on climate change and greenhouse gas emissions, and actively participates in the debate on solutions to these challenges. Furthermore, AMAG is actively involved in initiatives aimed at promoting the recycling of aluminium and material responsibility.

 

 

Value
Management

AMAG contributes to the promotion of the common good through the deployment of financial resources, material donations and donations in kind, personal involvement and voluntary initiatives, and fulfils its social responsibility as a leading company in the region. The building blocks include donations, sponsoring and the commitment of employees.

 

Donations and sponsoring are used especially to support organisations and initiatives that serve the common good and are in line with AMAG’s code of conduct and anti-corruption guidelines. Sponsoring activities are conducted in accordance with the “Corporate Communications and Public Relations” guidelines.

 

A target group-oriented approach is adopted when carrying out sponsoring measures. Processing and approval are handled by the Group Communications function. All donations and sponsorship payments are properly documented in sufficient detail. The final decision to conduct fundraising and sponsorship activities rests with the CEO.

 

AMAG aims to have a positive impact on society in the region with its four project areas of education, social affairs, sports and culture. The funding projects are geared to long-term impacts. The development and further training of children, young people and adults is promoted as part of educational sponsorship.

 

A multitude of projects in the social area are supported, also as part of the AMAG Social Prize. A further part of the spending is devoted to sport, in particular youth development and local sporting events. Various cultural institutions are supported as part of cultural sponsorship. Employees are encouraged to support responsible and sustainable behaviour by becoming socially involved as part of the annual AMAG Social Award. The main aim is to highlight the value of voluntary work. Employees are invited to submit social projects for consideration by an independent jury which decides whether to provide support. The key criterion is that aid should directly benefit disadvantaged individuals or people in need within the region. Support is given in the form of financial or in-kind donations to organisations (such as hospitals or nursing homes) or individuals.

 

For more informations, please see annual report 2021

Targets

Target 2021: 

  • Continuous and systematic analysis of stakeholder issues and expectations

Central measures:

 

In the 2021 reporting year, the AMAG Social Prize was presented for the fourteenth time.

 

In total, the AMAG Social Prize 2021 generated around EUR 24,000 in support for social projects in the region. In addition to the winning project, which supports the palliative work of the Red Cross in Braunau, four further social projects were approved for implementation. These include:

 

  • The purchase of a handicapped-accessible cot 
  • Setting up the premises for afternoon care for kindergarten and primary school children in the municipality of St. Johann am Walde
  • The purchase of a climbing hexagon for the Munderfing primary school to create outdoor exercise opportunities for the children
  • The assumption of the costs for a “Children’s Lab” in the Handenberg kindergarten, where children can engage in research and experimentation

AMAG’s digitalisation initiative at schools represented an important contribution to educational sponsoring. Compulsory and secondary schools in Braunau, Ranshofen and Neukirchen an der Enknach were supported with modern hardware (laptops, tablets, whiteboards) and services (increased Internet bandwidth).

 

In total, around EUR 60,000 was spent on digitalisation in the training sector in the 2020-2021 period. A large part of the support in the sports area was devoted to the regional sports club WSV-ATSV Ranshofen.

 

2022 target / medium term:

 

Developing the region through community and social investment:

  • Balanced scope of donations and sponsoring expenditure in the areas of education, science and research, social affairs, sports and culture in the vicinity of the company’s headquarters
Results

Results:

 

Approximately EUR 87,000 in support payments were made in the 2021 financial year.

A total of 36 % of donations and sponsorship spending went to the social sector, and around 32 % of support went to education and 29 % to sports. Only 3 % of donations and sponsorship activities went to the cultural sector due to the cancellation of cultural events in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Regional value creation

Through its business activities, AMAG makes a significant contribution to regional value creation in the area surrounding the company’s location.

Value
Management

For AMAG, the most ecological and fair procurement possible of raw materials and supplies forms part of sustainable corporate management.The purchasing department is responsible for the centralised purchasing of tangible assets, services, and supplies for all AMAG companies at the Ranshofen site.

In addition to competitive prices, quality, reliability and flexibility, ecological and social aspects are taken into consideration in purchasing decisions. A set of binding purchasing guidelines for supplies, overhead materials, capital goods, services and energy defines the central purchasing principles and procedures. This stipulates that all suppliers must comply with the compliance rules for AMAG suppliers. Furthermore, suppliers are required to comply with the legal and internal regulations on environmental protection and occupa-tional health and safety.

With the help of an SAP assessment based on a points system, suppliers are evaluated according to the criteria of logistics, quality, supply relationship and information security. A- and B-suppliers (according to purchase volume) as well as defined C-suppliers (of production-related materials) are to be assessed at least annually and notified in writing if they fall below the minimum number of points.

 

For more informations, please see annual report 2021

Targets

Target 2021: 

  • Promotion of local value creation

Central measures:

 

In the purchasing process, emphasis is placed on regional added value. In the 2021 reporting year, for example, numerous contracts were awarded to regional suppliers (e.g. workwear, photovoltaic system, electrics, hall lighting, transport logistics, etc.). More than two thirds of the suppliers of property, plant and equipment, services as well as auxiliary materials and supplies come from Austria.

 

2022 target / medium term:

  • Promotion of local value creation
Results

Results:

 

In the 2021 financial year, significant orders worth EUR 109.3 million were placed in Upper Austria (2020: EUR 93.6 million), of which EUR 64.7 million were placed in the Innviertel region (2020: EUR 49.1 million).

 

Thanks to the high proportion of orders awarded locally and the prominent presence of suppliers’ personnel at the site (accommodation, gastronomy, commerce), companies within the region and the federal state of Upper Austria benefit from the growth path of AMAG.


Since the 2017 reporting year, we have published a summarized non-financial statement in our management report, thereby fulfilling our reporting obligation in accordance with the Sustainability and Diversity Improvement Act (NaDiVeG). It summarizes the essential information for AMAG on the five required aspects of environmental issues, employee issues, social issues, respect for human rights, anti-corruption and bribery.

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