With this sustainability report, Arbonia AG is publishing non-financial information on its operating activities for the third time (date of publication: 28 February 2023). It thereby enshrines ecological, social and economic sustainability in its corporate development. Arbonia documents its impacts on the climate and the environment, specifies strategic sustainability targets and reports on the degree of target achievement for the essential issues. The presentation contains overarching management approaches for the entire Group. In addition, the targets and measures are described on the level of the Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) Division and the Doors Division.
This report has been created in accordance with the GRI Standards 2021. All information refers to the reporting period from 1 January to 31 December 2022 (in line with the financial reporting). The indicators were selected based on a materiality analysis in which various internal and external stakeholders were surveyed. As a result, twelve essential topics were defined. Four of these topics are suited as focus topics due to their high business relevance as well as their impact on the environment and people. Further guidelines for the content structure are ESG rating analyses, guidelines of the Sustainability Accounting Standard Boards (SASB), as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.
The key environmental figures of this sustainability report include the resource consumption of all manufacturing companies of the Arbonia Group as well as the Corporate Center in Arbon, Switzerland. Pure administration and distribution companies were not included due to their low environmental impact. The key figures in relation to employees include all companies. The key figures of the Doors Division also contain the figures of the former Sanitary Equipment Division, which was integrated in 2021, for all years. Some Arbonia sites produce for several companies, which is why the corresponding site is often given in the report instead of the brand name.
There is an annual reporting cycle – the last report was published on 2 March 2021. No significant changes were made in the reporting in comparison to the previous report. The scope of consolidation of the annual report is given in the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements at point 60.
The sustainability report has been created on behalf of Group Management and approved by the Board of Directors. It is not subject to any external audit.