(Vienna) With the beginning of this week, the 19th year of the VÖNIX-VBV-Austrian Sustainability Index, one of the first national sustainability indices worldwide, started. As of today's trading day, Oberbank AG was newly included in the sustainability benchmark, while Burgenland Holding AG was removed from the index. This was announced by rfu, VBV-Vorsorgekasse and the Vienna Stock Exchange after the annual review according to the rules and regulations. The index now comprises 20 members and represents domestic listed companies that stand out with their activities in corporate sustainability.
The 20 VÖNIX members 2023/2024 are:
|AGRANA BETEILIGUNGS-AG||PALFINGER AG|
|AMAG AUSTRIA METALL AG||RAIFFEISEN BANK INTERNATIONAL AG|
|AT & S AUSTRIA TECH. & SYSTEMTECH.||ROSENBAUER INTERNATIONAL AG|
|BKS BANK AG||TELEKOM AUSTRIA AG|
|CA IMMOBILIEN ANLAGEN AG||UBM DEVELOPMENT AG|
|ERSTE GROUP BANK AG||UNIQA INSURANCE GROUP AG|
|EVN AG||VERBUND AG|
|KAPSCH TRAFFICCOM AG||VIENNA INSURANCE GROUP AG|
|LENZING AG||WIENERBERGER AG|
|OBERBANK AG||ZUMTOBEL GROUP AG|
"Oberbank AG has been on a good ESG development path for several years now. Not least, the reporting and the further expanded sustainable product policy with e.g. green savings and giro products have caused the rating to rise above the VÖNIX inclusion threshold for the first time," says Reinhard Friesenbichler, Managing Director at rfu, which carries out the sustainability rating.
"In times of climate crisis, sustainable business is becoming increasingly important. After all, the actions and investments of companies are decisive levers for a sustainable future. The VÖNIX reflects the sustainability efforts of top domestic companies. I congratulate Oberbank on its inclusion in the VÖNIX," says Andreas Zakostelsky, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the VÖNIX and VBV Director General.
About the VÖNIX
The VBV Austrian Sustainability Index (VÖNIX) is a price index weighted by free float capitalization. The base universe comprises shares listed on the prime or standard market of the Vienna Stock Exchange with sufficient free float and trading volume. As one of the first national sustainability indices, the VÖNIX has been calculated since 2005. Well-known players of the Austrian capital market enable the ongoing index management and sustainability research through their competences and contributions. These partners are VBV-Vorsorgekasse, Raiffeisen Nachhaltigkeits-Initiative and Security KAG. rfu is responsible for sustainability analysis and Wiener Börse AG for index management, ongoing calculation and publication. Further information on VÖNIX can be found at voenix.at.
Catherine Cziharz, rfu
T +43 (0) 1 796 99 99 - 1
Rudolf Greinix, VBV - Betriebliche Altersvorsorge AG
+43 664 8517906
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