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Indicators & Progress

The indicators we record throughout the Company offer transparency in many respects. They help us to identify potential improvements, steer programs, monitor target achievement, and inform the public about our performance and progress in compact form.

As shown below by the indicators for the reporting year 2018, sustainable business practices improve not only environmental performance but business performance as well.



Economic Indicators

 20142015201620172018
Sales in million euros16,42818,08918,71420,02919,899
Adjusted1 operating profit (EBIT) in million euros2,5882,9233,1723,4613,496
Adjusted1 return on sales (EBIT) in percent15.816.216.917.317.6
Adjusted1 earnings per preferred share (EPS) in euros4.384.885.365.856.01
Dividend per ordinary share in euros1.291.451.601.771.83²
Dividend per preferred share in euros1.311.471.621.791.85²

1Adjusted for one-time charges/gains and restructuring charges.

2Proposal to shareholders for the Annual General Meeting on April 8, 2019.


Environmental indicators

 20142015201620172018
Amount of production in thousand metric tons7,8377,9248,4199,3909,057
Energy consumption in thousand megawatt hours2,2272,3022,3772,5392,500
Carbon dioxide emissions in thousand metric tons62616471675172116911
Water consumption in thousand cubic meters7,4407,2607,6308,4488,136
Waste for recycling and disposal in thousand metric tons2118112120123124

1 In 2018, change of the calculations (Scope 2) from a location-based to a market-based method according to the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol

2 We have removed the share of construction and demolition waste from our footprint and shown it separately, as the presence or absence of some larger construction projects have a significant effect on our waste footprint. This has enabled us to show the performance of our sites and our progress more transparently.

Employee indicators

 20142015201620172018
Employees1 (as of December 31)49,75049,45051,35053,70053,000
Proportion of female employees in percent33.233.633.134.334.4
Average number of training days per employee1.52.11.61.81.7
Participation in employee share program in percent30.129.730.731.431.5
Occupational accidents per million hours worked0.90.81.01.11.0

1Basis: permanent staff excluding trainees. Figures have been rounded.



Social Indicators

 20142015201620172018
Donations in million euros (financial and product donations, not counting paid time off from work)8,2388,3167,8148,0378,304
Number of projects supported2,2653,4312,0512,1242,032