Every project supported by OeEB contributes to local, sustainable development. Sustainable business and sustainable growth are our tools for maintaining and developing economic, ecological and social progress. This principle characterises our treatment of colleagues, customers, principals and project partners.
We make development responsible and develop responsibility.
Our sustainability policies
We are mindful of the conservation of resources and the social consequences of our actions.
- We act with adherence to all legal requirements and use a holistic approach. We strive to take the affected people and their intercultural environment as well as environmental and social aspects into consideration.
- Good communication with all stakeholders is important to us. We consider dialogue a chance to develop ourselves and make a contribution to the successful sustainability of our work.
- We only execute projects with foreseeable and controllable risks in order to make a successful and sustainable contribution to economic success.
- Long term business success includes responsible management of natural resources, which we consider the foundation of life for upcoming generations. This is how we ensure our capacity to act as a business and strengthen our position.
We contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
In 2015, the United Nations agreed on 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which set a vision for the world in 2030 and range from ending poverty to providing access to affordable, clean energy and creating decent jobs and economic growth. The SDGs serve as central points of reference for our work and strategic positioning.
We compensate for our air miles with reforesting in Ethiopia.
The international nature of our projects means that air travel is unavoidable for OeEB employees. We compensate for the carbon dioxide emissions with a reforesting project run by BOKU, the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, in Ethiopia during which CO2 is offset by newly planted forests. This project, which includes strong participation of the local population, also contributes to the protection of the soil and biodiversity and receives scientific support from BOKU.