19. Political Influence

All significant input relating to legislative procedures, all entries in lobby lists, all significant payments of membership fees, all contributions to governments as well as all donations to political parties and politicians should be disclosed by country in a differentiated way.

HOCHTIEF organizational units and companies make no direct or indirect donations to political organizations, parties or individual politicians. (Excerpt from our Code of Conduct. You can find the detailed Code of Conduct here).

Contributions and memberships within the Group are centrally reported and reviewed on a regular basis. A list of current memberships is available from the website: http://hochtief.com/hochtief_en/3730.jhtml

HOCHTIEF is committed to sustainability in many ways. With clear commitments and memberships in sustainability and other organisations, we are committed to guidelines and standards and document our commitment to the outside world. HOCHTIEF is a participant in the UN Global Compact and submits an annual progress report. As a long-standing member of organisations such as Transparency International, DGNB, Green Building Council of Australia and B.A.U.M., we support the work of these organisations.

In 2018, HOCHTIEF was listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the thirteenth time in a row and in the CDP for the tenth time. We have achieved above-average results in some cases for both internationally renowned valuations. It also participates in other ratings.

Legislative process

All legislative procedures are relevant to us and are taken into account by HOCHTIEF. Pursuant to the General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR), which came into effect in the reporting year, HOCHTIEF has taken not only comprehensive measures to protect personal data but also precautions concerning data exchanges in order to meet the new requirements.


Criteria for HOCHTIEF's commitment

Contributions are managed locally and in accordance with the HOCHTIEF rules. As already mentioned above, HOCHTIEF organizational units and companies make no direct or indirect donations to political organizations, parties or individual politicians. HOCHTIEF has spent 0,00 EUR on direct political contributions in 2018.

All further decisions on our social commitment are based on HOCHTIEF's basic principles and guidelines.

Detailed information on our compliance management can be found under criterion 20 "Compliance with laws and guidelines" and the key performance indicators (20).