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CO2 equivalent, unit of measurement for standardizing the climate impact of various greenhouse gases


Conflict-free raw materials as defined in the Dodd-Frank Act

Conflict minerals

Raw materials mined or extracted in conflict or high-risk regions

Corporate Governance: L rules, C rules, R rules

Rule categories pursuant to the Austrian Corporate Governance Code:

L rule (legal requirement): The rule is based on mandatory statutory provisions.

C rule (comply or explain): The rule should be complied with. Any deviation therefrom must be explained and justified in order to be in compliance with the Code.

R rule (recommendation): The rule worded as a recommendation; noncompliance need not be disclosed or explained.

(Source: Austrian Corporate Governance Code as amended July 2012, Austrian Working Group for Corporate Governance, www.corporategovernance.at)

Dodd-Frank Act

US federal law: requires companies to avoid using raw materials from conflict regions


Earnings Before Interest and Taxes
Earnings before taxes, equity interests of non-controlling shareholders,
and financial result


Earnings Before Interest and Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization
Earnings before taxes, equity interests of non-controlling shareholders, financial result, depreciation, and amortization


Eco-Management and Audit Scheme
Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council of Europe on the voluntary participation of organizations in a Community eco-management and audit scheme


Full time Equivalents: number of full time positions, mathematically speaking, computed on the basis of the working hours of both full time employees and parttime employees

HBI (hot briquetted iron) / DRI (direct reduced iron) technology

Direct reduction of iron ore by means of reduction gas. The resulting product is solid sponge iron (DRI) or sponge iron pellets (HBI).

Head count

Actual number of individual employees

Life cycle assessment (LCA)

Systematic analysis of the environmental impact of products during their entire life cycle aimed at achieving an objective assessment subject to consideration of economic, social, and technical factors

Load per annum

The amount of certain substances that are introduced into wastewater or the air, aggregated over the year

Scope 1, 2 and 3

Emission categories pursuant to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol

About voestalpine

In its business segments, voestalpine is a globally leading technology group with a unique combination of materials and processing expertise. With its top-quality products and system solutions using steel and other metals, it is a leading partner of the automotive and consumer goods industries as well as of the aerospace and oil & gas industries. voestalpine is also the world market leader in complete railway systems as well as in tool steel and special sections.


50 Countries on all 5 continents
500 Group companies and locations
52,000 Employees worldwide

Earnings FY 2018/19

€ 13.6 Billion


€ 1.6 Billion


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