7. Control

The company states how and what performance indicators related to sustainability are used in its regular internal planning and control processes. It discloses how suitable processes ensure reliability, comparability and consistency of the data used for internal management and external communication.

In the course of GRI reporting in the combined Group Report 2018, we have defined indicators for each topic area. For these indicators, data and information were collected Group-wide and consolidated at Group level. This data is checked internally and externally by an auditing institute. The sustainability software SoFi, which was introduced Group-wide in 2015, provides a comparable database.

Occupational safety is a very high priority at HOCHTIEF: the non-financial performance indicator of accident frequency (LTIFR) was established as a key performance indicator as early as 2015. In the reporting year, the LTIFR for HOCHTIEF was 1.37 (2017: 1.23), due to an increase of the number of accidents in the HOCHTIEF Europe division. Our goal is to reduce this rate to 0.9 by 2030.