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GRI 102: GENERAL DISCLOSURES

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Name of the organisation

AMAG Austria Metall AG

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Activities, brands, products, and services

AMAG Austria Metall AG, as the Group holding company, manages business through its four operating divisions – Metal, Casting, Rolling and Service.

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Location of headquarters

The headquarters of AMAG are located in Ranshofen, Upper Austria, where the Group produces high-quality recycling foundry alloys and aluminium rolled products.

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Location of operations

AMAG also holds a 20 % interest in Canada’s Alouette smelter, the largest smelter in North and South America. This smelter produces primary aluminium in the form of low-profile sows and is one of the primary material suppliers for the Ranshofen site. Production entails the efficient deployment of hydroelectric power, thereby operating with exemplary low environmental impact, especially in terms of CO2 emissions. Alouette’s alumina supplies are secured by its owners. Its raw material requirements are covered by large mining companies and raw materials traders.

 

With the complete takeover of Aircraft Philipp, the AMAG Group has taken a major step in the implementation of its strategy and bundled its semi-finished product and component manufacturing activities. The two German production sites in Übersee am Chiemsee and in Karlsruhe are included under AMAG components in this financial report.

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Ownership and legal form

AMAG Austria Metall AG has been listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange since April 8, 2011 (stock market symbol: AMAG).

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Markets served

AMAG’s headquarters are located in Ranshofen, Upper Austria. At Ranshofen AMAG produces, firstly, recycling foundry alloys. These are delivered to the manufacturing industry in the form of ingots and sows, as well as in the form of liquid aluminium, and are deployed especially in form casting. Secondly, at the Ranshofen site we produce high-quality aluminium rolled products in the form of Sheets, strips and plates. The broad product range comprises high-strength materials, tread plates, bright products, brazing sheets, foil stock for the packaging industry, precision plates and cathode plates.

These products are deployed in many different industrial sectors, such as aviation, automotive, packaging, construction and engineering.

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Scale of the organisation

Financial details see annual report 2021 magazine

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Information on employees and other workers

Based on flexitime models, 33 % of women and 2 % of men work on a part-time basis. The proportion of temporary employment contracts has settled at a very low level. A total of 2,042 employees were permanently employed, while 38 employees had temporary employment contracts.

As of December 31, 2021, 65 AMAG apprentices were undergoing training, of whom 56 where industrial and 9 commercial.

The staff turnover rate amounted to 8.1 % (reporting date/individuals) and has included the proportion of AMAG components employees since the 2021 reporting year. This includes all staff departures (excluding individuals going into retirement and employment contracts ending due to expiry or probationary periods concluding). The majority of departures occurred in the production areas, low turnover rate was recorded in the salaried employee area. Interviews were held with all employees to determine the reasons for leaving. 

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Supply chain

The activities of AMAG include the production of primary aluminium, recycling foundry alloys and rolled products – each of which have clear strengths in terms of sustainability. The value chain of AMAG starts with the production of primary aluminium at the Canadian Alouette smelter in Sept-Îles, Québec, in which AMAG holds an interest of 20 %. Its other owners include Norsk Hydro with 20 %, Rio Tinto with 40 % and Albecour/Marubeni with 20 %. The smelter produces primary aluminium in the form of low-profile sows and is one of the input material suppliers for AMAG in Ranshofen.


The rolling slabs required to manufacture rolled products are largely produced at the company’s own wrought alloy casthouse. The raw material base for the two casthouses consists on average of around 75 – 80 % recycled aluminium scrap which derives especially from processing industries and products that have reached the end of their lifecycle, as well as from the internal Group materials cycle. As aluminium can be recycled endlessly without loss of quality, aluminium scrap can be reintroduced repeatedly into the value chain and utilised to manufacture high-quality aluminium products. The recycling of aluminium only requires 5 % of the energy needed to produce primary aluminium.

AMAG also holds a 20 % interest in Canada’s Alouette smelter, the largest smelter in North and South America. This smelter produces primary aluminium in the form of low-profile sows and is one of the primary material suppliers for the Ranshofen site. Production entails the efficient deployment of hydroelectric power, thereby operating with exemplary low environmental impact, especially in terms of CO2 emissions. Alouette’s alumina supplies are secured by its owners. Its raw material requirements are covered by large mining companies and raw materials traders.

With the complete takeover of Aircraft Philipp, the AMAG Group has taken a major step in the implementation of its strategy and bundled its semi-finished product and component manufacturing activities. The two German production sites in Übersee am Chiemsee and in Karlsruhe are included under AMAG components in this financial report. 

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Significant changes to the organisation and its supply chain

In 2021, AMAG Austria Metall AG acquired the remaining 30 % interest in AMAG components, headquartered in Übersee am Chiemsee, after having previously invested in the company in October 2020. It thereby became the sole owner from the turn of the year 2021/22. As a consequence of the acquisition, AMAG has extended its value chain to include mechanical machining (focus on the milling of aircraft components) and the manufacture of special components from aluminium and titanium. As a result, AMAG is for the first time able to offer mechanically processed, finished products besides semi-finished, rolled products. The acquisition supports AMAG’s specialties and recycling strategy (optimised buy-to-fly ratio and supply chain). Moreover, the newly established sales company Alüminyum Ticaret Limited Şirketi was included in the consolidated scope on June 30, 2021.

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Precautionary principle or approach

In order to avoid burdens for man and the environment as best as possible, hazards for human beings and the environment are handled at an early stage, and on a forward-looking basis. In this context, AMAG operates certified management systems focused on occupational health & safety, quality, the environment, and energy efficiency, as well as an extensive risk management system and an internal controlling system. Active risk management counters risks entailed in operating activities, including operative, personnel, business, ecological and social risks. Based on the risk strategy approved by the Management Board, the current risk situation is evaluated annually and a catalogue of risk-minimising measures and supervisory tasks is defined.

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External initiatives

AMAG is committed to the principles of the Austrian Corporate Governance Code, and consequently to responsible corporate governance and control systems designed to deliver sustainable value creation.

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Membership of associations

AMAG was a member of the following associations and lobby groups in 2021:

  • AAI Austrian Aeronautics Industries Group

  • Aluminium Germany
  • ASI – Aluminium Stewardship Initiative, an initiative to create a sustainable standard for the aluminium value chain – from responsible corporate management through to meeting environmental standards as well as social standards
  • ASMET – Austrian Society for Metallurgy and Materials
  • Automobil Cluster – cross-sector network to support automotive sector companies
  • BDLI – German Aerospace Industries Association
  • BIR – Bureau of International Recycling
  • Christian Doppler Research Association
  • C.I.R.A. – Cercle Investor Relations Austria
  • EA – European Aluminium
  • GDMB – Society for Mining, Metallurgy, Resource and Environmental Technology
  • ÖGfZP Austrian Society for Non-destructive Testing
  • Federation of Austrian Industries (IV)
  • ÖVFA – Austrian Association for Financial Analysis and Asset Management
  • respACT – Austrian business council for sustainable development
  • VDM – German Association of Metal Dealers
  • VNL – Association for Network Logistics
  • WGM – Semifinished Metal Products Wholesalers Association

 

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Statement from senior decision-maker

see p. 8 (Integrated corporate and sustainability strategy) in the annual report 2021
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Values, principles, standards, and norms of behaviour

The AMAG code of conduct supplements the guidelines. This governs dealings with business Partners, shareholders and employees and forms the basis of daily activities. The code of conduct can be found on the company website together with the compliance regulations for suppliers. The compliance rules are communicated actively to all suppliers and are integrated into our general purchasing terms and conditions. AMAG’s suppliers are expected to comply with these principles.

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Governance structure

Sustainability forms a basic part of the corporate identity. The transfer of strategic objectives into corporate processes is ensured by involving numerous specialist departments and is integrated with targets and metrics across all business units. As the uppermost supervisory body, the Supervisory Board performs its duties with regard to the company’s economic, ecological and social responsibility. The Management Board determines the long-term orientation of AMAG’s sustainability strategy. The Management Board is thereby also responsible for implementing the sustainability targets as set out in the sustainability program. These have been transferred to the management structure with clearly defined areas of responsibility. The Management Systems technical department with its departments for occupational health and safety, quality management, energy, environmental and risk management, continuous improvement process and sustainability coordinates sustainability management in a direct line to the Management Board and is also responsible for sustainability reporting. Moreover, the de-partment reports on current developments and issues, prepares reports to track sustainability targets, and is responsible for participating in ESG ratings.

A sustainability committee meets annually to set the strategic course and evaluate sustainability performance. In this context, the measures from the AMAG sustainability program are reviewed with regard to their level of target achievement and adjusted if necessary, and new targets for subsequent years are identified. The committee is composed of the Management Board and the respective de-partment heads. The measures and targets set in this process form the basis on which future sustain-ability priorities will be decided upon by the Management Board. The respective departments ensure that sustainability issues are continuously implemented as part of day-to-day business, projects and research initiatives.

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List of stakeholder groups

Stakeholder groups are summarised in the five following groups:

  • Shareholders and investors
  • Business partners
  • Employees
  • Public
  • State bodies
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Collective bargaining agreements

The proportion of employees to which collective bargaining wage agreements apply amounts to 99 % (excluding respective managing directors and the plenary Management Board).

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Identifying and selecting stakeholders

As a globally operating, forward-looking industrial company, AMAG is required to identify sustainability topics, set corresponding targets, and instigate requisite related measures. Communication and dialogue with stakeholders plays a central role in identifying relevant topics in this context. For AMAG, important stakeholders include groups, institutions or individuals with which the company has a direct or indirect relationship through its business activities, and which consequently have an interest in AMAG’s activities. AMAG is in dialogue with all groups, and offers different formats for communication.

As a company, AMAG must constantly strike a balance between a wide range of different stakeholder expectations. Not only is it important to AMAG to engage in open and constructive communication and thereby promote mutual understanding and trust, but it is also the case that issues that are significant from stakeholders’ point of view and in terms of sustainable corporate development can only be continuously identified through dialogue.

An internal working group determined the stakeholder groups that are relevant to AMAG. Important criteria identified in this context included a direct or indirect relationship to corporate activity, and its economic, social and environmental effects.

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Approach to stakeholder engagement

The identification of stakeholders and the continuous and systematic analysis of their issues and expectations forms a cornerstone of stakeholder management. Stakeholders are involved on an ongo-ing basis. In addition to the online stakeholder survey conducted annually to date via the website, a wide variety of dialogue formats are used. These include questionnaires (such as via social media and the employee app), annual target attainment discussions with employees, personal discussions and dialogue at local, national and international level about cooperation in bodies and associations topically related stakeholder events at the Ranshofen site, participation in trade fairs and conferences, as well as communication through social media.

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Key topics and concerns raised

The feedback AMAG receives from its stakeholders flows into the orientation and activities of sustain-ability management. AMAG regularly assesses how these are perceived by stakeholders. In doing so, the company also addresses critical issues. Interested members of the public were informed contin-uously about the environmental impact assessment for the planned expansion of the casthouse. At the beginning of February 2021, following a detailed official review, a positive decision was issued by the Upper Austrian Regional Government in the environmental impact assessment procedure for the expansion of the AMAG casthouse, against which an appeal was lodged. The expansion project involves the construction of a new facility for melting commercially pure aluminium scrap in an ex-isting hall in the centre on the plant site. The capacity expansion is aimed at securing the supply of the company’s own rolling mills at the Ranshofen site and also serves strategic further development as a leading company in the region.The company bears special responsibility for the neighbourhood around the production sites. Here, AMAG relies on open dialogue between local residents and the AMAG management.

In the year under review, local surveys on current stakeholder issues were conducted, especially regarding water with-drawal and the environmental impact assessment relating to the expansion of aluminium melting and rolling slab casting at the Ranshofen site. On the topic of water, a complaint was brought by a local citizens’ group and well owners regarding AMAG’s water withdrawal. According to calculations by the citizens’ initiative, AMAG would have failed to comply with the officially approved water consensus. The complaint was dismissed as unfounded by the respective regulator as well as by the Regional Administrative Court. Regional stakeholders also discussed the planned expansion of the Braunau-Neukirchen industrial park and associated land reallocation

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Entities included in the consolidated financial statements

The disclosures in the non-financial statement relate to the headquarter operations in Ranshofen and the two AMAG components production sites in Karlsruhe and Übersee, which are included for the first time. The report is limited to the group of fully consolidated entities. For materiality reasons, neither sales companies nor proportionally consolidated companies (Alouette) nor equity consolidated companies (SSR) have been included. The Group holds an interest of 20 % in Alouette (joint activity on the basis of a joint agreement). For social and environmental aspects, please refer to the Sustain-able Development Report published by Alouette. The shareholdings as of December 31, 2021, as well as the companies included in the consolidated financial statements are presented in section D Consolidation principles.

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Defining report content and topic boundaries

The contents and quality of the report are based on the principles of stakeholder inclusion, materiality, the sustainability context as well as completeness, currency and comparability. AMAG’s stakeholders were involved in determining the report’s contents. The reported information was selected based on the results of the materiality analysis in accordance with GRI guidelines. Accordingly, the report covers all those sustainability aspects that either reflect important economic, ecological or social effects of the organisation or could exert considerable influence over AMAG stakeholders. The completeness of the non-financial statement relates to the treatment of the key topics and how they are demarcated, as well as information concerning environmentally sustainable activities in ac-cordance with the EU Taxonomy Regulation. The content of this report reflects AMAG’s relevant and essential issues in relation to sustainable development and is addressed to all stakeholders

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List of material topics

The topics are:

  • Occupational health and safety
  • Human rights & responsibility in the supply chain
  • Compliance
  • Energy & emissions
  • Customer relationship and consistent customer orientation
  • Innovation
  • Raw materials
  • Recycling
  • Training & development
  • Employment development
  • Equal opportunities and diversity
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Biodiversity
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Regional value creation
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Restatements of information

No material restatements of information.

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Changes in reporting

No material changes in the list of key topics.

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Reporting period

The non-financial statement relates to the 2021 financial year (January 1 to December 31, 2021), with the previous annual data from 2020 and 2019 being utilised for comparative purposes.

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Date of most recent report

The previous non-financial statement was published on February 25, 2021.

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Reporting cycle
The "Non-Financial Declaration" has been published annually since the 2017 reporting year.

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Contact point for questions regarding the report

Should you have any questions relating to the content of this report or seek dialogue concerning AMAG and its sustainability management, please contact our Communications and Sustainability department (email: sustainabilitymail displayamagmail displayat).

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Claims of reporting in accordance with the GRI Standards

The sustainability reporting was prepared in accordance with GRI Standards: Core Option, to ensure a high degree of transparency to shareholders, and in comparison with other companies.

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GRI content index

The GRI index of contents lists all topics on which AMAG corresponds to GRI Standards.

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External assurance

The information published in this report has been substantively reviewed by an independent third party, Ernst & Young Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft m.b.H., in order to obtain limited assurance.

GRI 103: MANAGEMENT APPROACH

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Explanation of the material topic and its boundary

Described in the respective chapter of the annual report 2021.

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The management approach and its components

Described in the respective chapter of the annual report 2021.

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Evaluation of the management approach

Described in the respective chapter of the annual report 2021.

GRI 200/300/400: TOPIC-SPECIFIC STANDARDS

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ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE

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Direct economic value generated and distributed

See Annual report p. 114 ff.

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MARKET PRESENCE
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Proportion of senior management hired from the local community

At senior management level (this corresponds to individuals in the first management level below the Management Board and the managing directors), around 76 % managers come from Austria.

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PROCUREMENT PRACTICES
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Proportion of spending on local suppliers

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.

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ANTI-COMPETITIVE BEHAVIOUR
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Legal actions for anti-competitive behaviour, antitrust, and monopoly practices

In 2021, no proceedings due to anti-competitive behaviour or violations of anti-trust and monopoly law were reported or ascertained at AMAG. Moreover, no fines were paid due to non-compliance with laws and regulations in the social and business area in 2021.

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MATERIALS

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Recycled input materials used

A total of 183,100 tonnes of aluminium scrap (2020: 165,100 tonnes) were purchased in various forms from external third parties. AMAG has 174 (2020: 184) suppliers of a broad spectrum of aluminium scrap types. Of the main suppliers, 22 cover 50 % of the total demand.

In addition, contracts exist with customers which purchase rolled products concerning for the purchase of production scrap from further processing or final production (scrap collection points).

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Energy consumption within the Organisation

Energy consumption is calculated as the consumption of fuel from non-renewable sources (natural gas, diesel, heating oil and propane) and electrical energy. In 2021, fuel consumption from nonrenewable sources in 2021 amounted to around 502,000 MWh, and electricity consumption stood at around 245,100 MWh. Most of the energy consumed at the two AMAG components sites derives from the purchase of electrical energy (around 6,200 MWh). The respective energy volumes are calculated from the actual measured fuel volumes multiplied by the respective conversion factor.

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Energy intensity

Specific energy consumption in relation to production volume stood at 1,179 kWh/t in 2021 (2020: 1,194 kWh/t). In deriving the indicator of specific energy consumption, the total energy consumption at the Ranshofen site was divided by the annual production volume. The energy volume includes all energy products that AMAG consumes (electricity, natural gas, diesel, extra-light heating oil, propane). The denominator applied was the sum of the annual production volume in tonnes of the foundry alloy casthouse, the rolling slab casthouse and the rolling mill. The specific energy consumption relating to the production volume amounted to 1,178 kWh/t in the 2017 year defined as the basis. The year 2017 was selected as the base year, as a large part of the AMAG 2020 expansion project had already been commissioned by this time.
GRI 303WATER
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Interactions with water as a shared resource

The water supply at the Ranshofen site is ensured by two service water wells and one drinking water well. AMAG is located on a groundwater body whose water drains into the Inn River at a rate of approximately 20-40 l/sec and 100 m flows below the plant premises. The permitted use of industrial water is based on a withdrawal quantity determined by the respective authority for AMAG. Groundwater withdrawal is monitored, including by means of groundwater level measurements.

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Management of water discharge-related Impacts

Water emissions are monitored continuously. To this end, all operational wastewater is collected in a sewer in which essential parameters are continuously monitored via probes. In the event of an overflow, the water is automatically diverted to a separate reservoir. In addition to ongoing measurement, daily samples are collected and analysed by accredited test centres as part of internal and external monitoring.

 

The groundwater can be utilised directly in AMAG without chemical treatment and without transportation over long distances. A large proportion of the water extracted is utilised for cooling as part of casting, rolling and heat treatment processes and is thereby only thermally loaded – specifically, this means that a large part of the water that is utilised is only heated, and neither consumed nor contaminated. A very small proportion of the water used is chemically contaminated. This operational effluent is treated in effluent treatment plants and the discharge is continuously monitored by measuring essential parameters. If the measured value is exceeded due to impurities, the water is automatically directed into a separate basin, from where it is disposed of. In addition to ongoing measurement via probes, effluent samples are examined for a large number of parameters as part of certified monitoring by internal and external laboratories. Rainwater is largely drained at the AMAG site. This corresponds to natural seepage and serves to preserve the groundwater body. Some of the rainwater is discharged into the Inn River via a storm sewer together with cooling and quenching waters. Drinking water is withdrawn solely for the purpose of drinking water supply and sanitary use. The wastewater is fed to the Braunau wastewater treatment plant via a domestic wastewater sewer.

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Water withdrawal

The total service water withdrawal for AMAG in 2021 amounted to around 3,912,700 m3, of which the Ranshofen site accounted for around 3,742,400 m3 (2020: 3,277,000 m3). For the purpose of multi-year comparison, the total water withdrawn in 2007 was added to the bar chart.

Specific water withdrawal in 2021 amounted to 6.0 m3/t (2020: 6.0 m3/t). Drinking water production amounted to 62,000 m3 (2020: 77.400 m3). Water withdrawal including on-site contractors amounted to 4,225,000 m3 (2020: 3,751,000 m3).

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Operational sites owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected Areas

AMAG owned a land area of around 300 hectares in the 2021 reporting year. The industrially built-up area amounts to around 100 hectares. Around 180 hectares form part of the company’s own forest, which in turn forms part of the Lachforst woodland complex and is managed under the supervision of a forest warden. The “Unterer Inn” and “Buchenwald” nature reserves, the “Auwälder am unteren Inn” fauna-flora-habitat area (FFH area) and the “Salzachmündung” bird sanctuary in Bavaria, which are subject to strict nature conservation guidelines, are just a few kilometres away. Influences such as the previous forest management with non-native spruces, climate change with attendant higher annual mean temperatures, as well as the growing volume of damaged wood have necessitated a related rethink and “conversion” of the woodland.

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Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions

Greenhouse gas emissions (Scopes 1+2) amounted to around 107,400 tonnes in the 2021 reporting year. Of this, the Ranshofen site accounted for around 105,700 tonnes (2020: 92,100 tonnes). Two thirds of the CO2 emissions there are generated at AMAG casting in the course of the production of cast alloys and rolling slabs.

Most of the emissions derive from the combustion of natural gas (over 90 %). 

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Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions

No Scope 2 emissions have been generated in Ranshofen since the 2018 reporting year thanks to the purchase of electricity from hydroelectric power and other renewable sources. At the two AMAG components sites in Übersee and Karlsruhe, Scope 1 and 2 emissions amounted to around 1,700 tonnes. In contrast to the Ranshofen site, the generation mix of the purchased electricity still contains significant shares of fossil generation. In order to reduce these indirect CO2 emissions and in line with a uniform strategy within AMAG, a switch will be made to renewable electricity at both AMAG components sites in the future.
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Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions

For reasons of materiality, only upstream emissions from the purchase of primary aluminium, rolling slabs and metal alloys were included in the calculation of Scope 3 emissions in 2021. The factor of 8.6 tonnes CO2eq/t of aluminium consumed in Europe, as cited in the European Aluminium’s “Environmental Profile Report”, was applied for the calculation.5 This covers direct processes and auxiliary processes, thermal energy, electricity and transport. For the calculation of Scope 3 emissions at AMAG components, the upstream emissions from the purchase of aluminium rolled parts were taken into account and the estimated factor of 9.3 tonnes of CO2eq/t of aluminium used was used for this purpose. In the 2021 reporting year, Scope 3 emissions amounted to 1,253,800 tonnes of CO2eq (2020: 1,072,000 tonnes CO2eq). As the actual Scope 3 emissions are highly dependent on the type of electricity generated during melting, these emissions will no longer be calculated using the industry average, but instead will be assessed on a smelter-specific basis in the future. This is done by accessing data from market analysts, among other sources. By optimising the supplier portfolio in the primary aluminium sector, a reduction in average CO2 emissions is to be achieved by 2030.

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GHG emissions intensity

Specific CO2 emissions (Scope 1 + 2) at Ranshofen in relation to production volume (tonnes of CO2/t) amounted to 0.168 tonnes of CO2/tonne in 2021 (2020: 0.168 tonnes of CO2/tonne).
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Nitrogen oxides (NOX), sulfur oxides (SOX), and other significant air emissions

For reasons of materiality, air pollutant emissions are only listed for the Ranshofen site. With regard to nitrogen oxides (NOx), the absolute amount of emissions increased from 88 tonnes in 2020 to 105 tonnes in 2021. Specific emissions rose to 0.167 kg NOx/t in 2021 (2020: 0.162 kg NOx/t). With a view to carbon monoxide (CO), the absolute emission amount increased year-on-year from 95 in 2020 to 110 tonnes in 2021, and the specific emission value for carbon monoxide also increased from 0.174 kg CO/t in 2020 to 0.175 kg CO/t in 2021. The absolute emission amount for dust increased from 2.9 tonnes in 2020 to 3.0 tonnes in 2021. Specific dust emissions decreased to 0.0048 kg dust/t in 2021 (2020: 0.0052 kg dust/t). The annual volume of emitted pollutants is calculated by multiplying the results of individual measurements by the gas consumption or the operating hours of the respective plant. No significant cases of a limit being exceeded were registered in the year under review.
GRI 306EFFLUENTS AND WASTE
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Waste by type and disposal method

The volume of waste generated in 2021 at the Ranshofen site amounted to 9,750 tonnes (2020: 9,100 tonnes), of which 4,950 tonnes were classified as hazardous and 4,800 tonnes as non-hazardous.6 In the process, 69 % of the non-hazardous waste (e.g. waste wood, iron and steel waste) was recycled and 31 % disposed of. Of the hazardous waste (e.g. used oil, filter dust), 7 % was recycled and 93 % disposed of.

AMAG components generated a total of around 400 tonnes of waste.

Specific waste volumes in relation to production volume amounted to 15.5 kg/t in 2021 (2020: 16.6 kg/t).

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ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE

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Non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations

The primary objective is to prevent the inadvertent release of materials, and thereby rule out potential harm to people and the environment. In the year under review, no such significant releases of substances, no fines and no non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations occurred.

GRI 308SUPPLIER ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
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AMAG has committed itself to the responsible sourcing of raw materials. The “Responsible Sourcing” process is carried out for all of AMAG’s major suppliers and service providers (including scrap, Primary metal, rolling slab and alloy metal suppliers, as well as energy suppliers and service providers). The “Compliance rules for AMAG suppliers” document forms the basis for supplier requirements and can be accessed on the AMAG website. All key suppliers and service providers must take note of and comply with the “Compliance rules for AMAG suppliers”, which include environmental, social and corporate governance criteria. These rules include compliance with environmental, social and corporate governance criteria. The rules are integrated into the general terms and conditions of purchase. The process includes an assessment and risk evaluation every one to three years to prevent or counteract violations of compliance rules along the supply chain. Written consent is required.

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EMPLOYMENT

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New employee hires and employee turnover

The number of individuals newly employed as of December 31, 2021 amounted to 239, including 199 men and 40 women. The staff turnover rate amounted to 8.1 % (reporting date/individuals) and has included the proportion of AMAG components employees since the 2021 reporting year. This includes all staff departures (excluding individuals going into retirement and employment contracts ending due to expiry or pro-bationary periods concluding). The majority of departures occurred in the production areas, while a low turnover rate was recorded in the salaried employee area. Interviews were held with all employees to determine the reasons for leaving.
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LABOR/MANAGEMENT RELATIONS
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Minimum notice periods regarding operational changes

With regard to the minimum disclosure periods for organisational changes, AMAG complies with all applicable Austrian legislation and directives, and with the provisions of the collective agreement for the Austrian iron and metalworking industry. In the reporting period, no significant changes occurred that materially affected employees and that required reporting.

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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
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Occupational health and safety management system

In the occupational safety area, the principle is “zero tolerance for accidents”. The Management Board and the management are responsible for performance in this area. Their task is to set strategic goals and ensure continuous improvement.

Occupational safety forms part of the Management Systems department and is based on the four pillars of workplace evaluation, incident/safety audit database, legal compliance and machine safety. Extensive safety instructions and training measures, safety audits, and workshops as part of the continuous improvement process (CIP) help to achieve the targets. In order to minimise hazards, the causes of recorded incidents (near misses, accidents, dangerous situations) and the implementation and effectiveness of the countermeasures taken in response are continuously analysed. Certifications and occupational safety committees contribute to this, in parallel with guidelines and safety instructions.

Processes and standards in the occupational safety area are aligned with the new international EN ISO 45001 standard, certified, and integrated into the existing management system. It is a matter of great concern to AMAG that all external companies working at the company headquarters also operate as safely as possible.

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Work-related injuries

The number of work-related accidents among industrial workers was recorded at 12 (2020: 17), while no accidents occurred among contract workers (2020: 0).2 The rate of lost workdays (definition of LDR: number of TRI-relevant days lost due to accidents with lost time, including public holidays and weekends, in relation to the sum total of real working hours x 200,000 hours) was as follows for employees in the 2021 reporting year: 17 for employees (2020: 61) and 0 for contract workers (2020: 0); the number of days of absence from work for employees amounted to 230 days (2020: 789) and for contract workers to 0 days (2020: 0). In reporting year 2021, as in the previous year, no fatalities due to work-related injuries and no work-related injuries that prevented employees from resuming their work activities within six months occurred. One occupational accident was recorded at the AMAG components site in Übersee, while no accidents were recorded at the Karlsruhe site. The TRIFR at the Übersee site was recorded as 0.9 (LDR em-ployees: 1.8), and 0 at the Karlsruhe site. No contract workers were employed at the two AMAG components sites.

GRI 404TRAINING AND EDUCATION
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Average hours of training per year per employee

The COVID-19 pandemic had a decisive influence on the training and development measures in the 2021 reporting year. Employees completed a total of 37,012 training hours in the 2021 reporting year (2020: 24,247). The average annual training and development hours per employee amounted to 18 hours. The high number of 359 training hours in the case of apprentices is due to external training at the Braunau Training Centre. This registration does not include training and development hours as part of the Alu-Academy and participation in lectures and conferences. Due to short-time working at AMAG components, no training and development hours were taken up in Karlsruhe and Übersee.

404-3

Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews

Annual employee goal setting and development meetings between employees and managers include the identification of training needs, among other issues, and appropriate training and development measures are taken where necessary. Based on job and requirement profiles, it thereby provides a clear opportunity for each employee to take stock. Employee participation in goal setting and devel-opment meetings stood at 92 % in 2021 (2020: 82 %). Exceptions include trainees, employees with reasons for absence (such as military/community service, parental leave) and employees with employ-ment contracts of less than six months. In addition to the training and development measures agreed in the employee goal setting and development meetings, such measures are also agreed throughout the year. At AMAG components, employee appraisals are not yet conducted in accordance with the AMAG standard, which will be implemented in 2022.

GRI 405
DIVERSITY AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
405-1

Diversity of governance bodies and employees

Diversity of governance bodies see annual report.

GRI 406
NON-DISCRIMINATION
406-1

Incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken

No cases of discrimination were reported in the year under review.

GRI 419

SOCIOECONOMIC COMPLIANCE

419-1

Non-compliance with laws and regulations in the social and economic area

In the 2021 reporting period, no reports were submitted via the compliance hotline or to the relevant departments. Furthermore, no proceedings due to anti-competitive behaviour or violations of anti-trust and monopoly law were reported or ascertained at AMAG. Moreover, no fines were paid due to non-compliance with laws and regulations in the social and business area in 2021.

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.