The Corporate Responsibility Steering Committee and the CR Manager are largely responsible for Corporate Responsibility Management (CRM) and the identification of topics relevant to CR as well as assessments regarding their significance to voestalpine.
Issues that stakeholders bring to the attention of voestalpine or that appear to be particularly important in the ongoing sustainability debate are regularly discussed on the Corporate Responsibility Steering Committee.
This Committee, which is chaired by the company’s CEO, comprises the heads of the Group departments Compliance, Legal, Environment, Research, Communication, Human Resources, health & safety, Investor Relations, Procurement and Raw Materials Procurement as well as International Business Relations.
In its function as a management unit, Corporate Responsibility is a part of Investor Relations. The CR Manager represents voestalpine at a broad range of events and initiatives related to corporate responsibility and sustainability. As stated above, the company is a member of ResponsibleSteel, a non-profit initiative that is developing a standard for the sustainable development of the entire steel chain—from the mining of ore all the way to the end consumer—in a multi-stakeholder dialogue. As a delegate of voestalpine, the CR Manager participates in the preparation of this standard.
These intensive, bilateral exchanges between the CR Manager and the department managers—within the divisions and at the level of the holding company—serve to debate both current and particularly important issues of sustainability.