Public Corporate Governance Code
AustriaTech represents societal responsibility
“Shaping future mobility also includes the consideration of societal changes. New technologies need new forms of organisation and supply in order to manifest their benefits and have positive impact on our transport system. Supporting these changes is a core task of AustriaTech. It is crucial for our understanding and our credibility to live and represent these changes within our agency with regards to environment, inclusion and equality” says AustriaTech CEO Martin Russ.
Corporate Social Responsibility thus is at the very core of our organisational goals: We shall increase societal benefits of new technologies in transport as well as create economic added-value through the optimisation of future transport as a whole. AustriaTech and its employees are well aware of this social responsibility and strive for fulfilling the specific societal expectations with regards to legal, ethic, economic, social and sustainable aspects.
CSR activities from AustriaTech
AustriaTech relies on an environmentally friendly business policy and focusses activities on pioneering mobility topics. These include digital infrastructures, decarbonisation, automated driving, Mobility as a service as well as connectivity and C-ITS. Our employees are strongly included in complying to decarbonisation and renewable energies. For several years we offer freely usable e-bikes and public transport tickets. Employees actively save energy and resources wherever they allowed to in their working environment. As federal agency AustriaTech is non-profit-organisation. We work with our partners – including infrastructure operators, mobility service providers, business and industry as well as research facilities and authorities – on succeeding in our societal mission as assigned by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Technology and Innovation (bmvit).
Empower and encourage employees
We support the health of our employees with targeted workplace health promotion. This includes the sponsoring of participating in sport competitions and training as well as fresh fruit and drinks A regular lunch for the whole company ensures cooperation and networking within and across the different teams as well as to the management.
AustriaTech encourages the talents of its employees in the course of specific advanced training, including part- and full-time leaves and postgraduate studies. Flexible working times, tailor-made part-time models and home office ensure a sensible Work-Life-Learn-Balance.
AustriaTech recruits without any reservation and all applicants will find the same conditions, no matter what age, sex or origin. As part of our role model function that we occupy as a public sector organisation we appear for equality of chances, gender balance and equal payment, showing positive results for several years now. For young talents, we offer numerous paid internships for students every year.
CSR in the future
We are happy with what we have achieved so far but still aim for more. Our future CSR activities will be subsumed in a general company CSR strategy that is supported by both employees and management. We regularly report on our CSR activities and make all information accessible to the stakeholders. Responsible action is and has always been at the centre of our conduct and we are always in search of further improvement.
Public Corporate Governance Code
Sustainability, efficiency and environmental friendliness are the guiding principles of our actions. They shape the choice of activities and responsibilities we undertake and are the guiding principles for the management and control of the company.
On 30 October 2012, the Federal Government adopted the Public Corporate Governance Code of the Federal Government (B-PCGK). The Public Corporate Governance Code of the Federal Government (B-PCGK) is a self-binding act of the Federal Government and at the same time forms the legal framework for the management and monitoring of companies of the Federal Government. In accordance with section 4.1 B-PCGK, AustriaTech is obligated to comply with the regulations of the B-PCGK.