Long-term social commitment and support of selected cultural projectsSOCIETAL ENGAGEMENT
Our business activity – the business of building– directly shapes people’s living environment. The result is an interaction between construction and society: Only in a successful society can we succeed. At STRABAG, we therefore feel obliged to contribute to the healthy development of society as a whole. This means that we make contributions to maintain the social standards in Central Europe, to improve them in other countries, and that we support cultural projects as well as team sports to enhance team spirit.
If and in which form we lend substantial support is decided by the STRABAG SE Management Board according to eligibility criteria such as:
Projects and initiatives
Concordia social projects
With STRABAG’s help, CONCORDIA supports people in need.
In the social sphere, we are especially committed to helping children and youth in Eastern and South-East Europe by giving them an opportunity for an education and the chance for a better future. This also helps to secure the future of our company in these markets. An important contribution is made to CONCORDIA: CONCORDIA is an international organisation with a broad range of services that includes emergency aid, crisis centres, outreach work, alternative childcare and accommodation, education and training to help disadvantaged children, youth and families in need.
With STRABAG’s help, CONCORDIA has built a socially inclusive primary school in Ploiești, Romania. The first class started in September.
More information: www.concordia.or.at
- Can STRABAG, given the nature of its business, make a contribution to the project that companies in other industries could not?
- Is the project worth our long-term commitment?
- Does the project fit our strategy and our public image?
Tyrolean Festival Erl
The festiva theatre in Erl (Austria)
Tyrolean Festival Erl was founded in 1997 and has been held in the illustrious Passion Play town of Erl in Austria every year since 1998. STRABAG has been a supporting partner from the beginning.
Tyrolean Festival Erl has become a respected fixture in the cultural life of Tyrol and internationally. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the festival still managed to treat some 20,000 visitors to topclass opera, concert and chamber music evenings in the 2019/2020 season.
More information: www.tiroler-festspiele.at
Ensemble:Porcia is the most important cultural institution in the small town of Spittal an der Drau in Upper Carinthia and has been adding life to the city and the region every summer for the past 58 years. The summer of 2020 was a difficult one for cultural institutions, and the theatrical performances at Porcia Castle had to be cancelled. Nevertheless, the ensemble’s great commitment made it possible to send the Porcia Theatre Wagon on a special tour from the end of June to mid-September, delighting an audience of around 8,000 people at 57 venues in as many days with a total of 102 performances.
More information: www.ensemble-porcia.at
STRABAG Kunstforum has long been in the service of arts patronage – as organiser of the STRABAG Artaward International, with the exhibitions at the STRABAG Artlounge and through the establishment and maintenance of the permanent collections at more than 60 offices throughout Europe. The STRABAG Artaward has been presented since 1994 in Austria and since 2009 as an international art sponsorship award for artists in the fields of painting and drawing.
For the years 2018–2020, the award was open to artists from Austria and Germany. In 2020, the prominent members of the STRABAG Artaward International jury selected Shuvo Rafiqul, a native of Bangladesh who resides in Vienna, as the winner from out of approximately 700 submissions.
Artwork by Suse Krawagna in the Z3 corporate building in Stuttgart, Germany
With nearly 4,000 works of art, the STRABAG Artcollection helps to promote a dialogue between art and everyday working life while offering artists a platform to present their work to an interested public.
More information: www.strabag-kunstforum.at
Objectives and indicators
We do not extend our social commitment in discriminately, but instead support selected initiatives over the long term in order to make a lasting contribution. One of the indicators that measures our commitment is the contribution we make to the core projects and initiatives. In 2020, this amounted to € 3.30 million (2019: € 4.20 million). The decrease is mainly due to the lower Covid-related costs in the cultural sector.
More information on societal engagement is available here.
Published on website: 28.07.2015 – Last Update: 16.06.2021 14:32:28