In this year's Environmental, Social, Governance study by PwC Austria, the international gaming technology company NOVOMATIC ranks first in the sector with its sustainability performance, making it one of the top performers in the industry.
New ESG requirements through EU regulations such as the CSRD (Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive) demand that companies adapt quickly to the new developments. In the course of the ranking, the audit and consulting firm PwC Austria examined the sustainability performance of the 155 companies with the highest turnover in the country based on publicly available information. The focus of the methodology was not only on the transparency of sustainability reporting, but also and above all on a measurable improvement in the evaluation criteria compared to recent years. The evaluation criteria of the study are based on the recently published European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS).
"In our study, we took the view of an external client or investor who is not looking at a multitude of good deeds, but at how a company's ESG performance has measurably improved in recent years," says Agatha Kalandra, board member, partner and ESG leader at PwC Austria, about the motives behind the study.
"This award is further proof of the outstanding ESG commitment within the Group and confirms once again that, in addition to transparent reporting, priorities must also be set in various areas. This can be seen, for example, in the national and international expansion of our photovoltaic systems or in recently achieved awards such as Best Employer in Lower Austria and the top ranking in the Austrian Leading Companies Award," emphasizes Johannes Gratzl, Executive Board Member of NOVOMATIC AG.
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