Corporate Sustainability

BZL GmbH has been dealing with many aspects of sustainable development for years, in particular with the ecological dimension. We advise companies that want to align their business model and corporate strategy with the goals of sustainability. The term "Corporate Sustainability" has been coined for this purpose (Wilson, 2003):
Corporate sustainability can be viewed as a new and evolving corporate management paradigm. The term ‘paradigm’ is used deliberately, in that corporate sustainability is an alternative to the traditional growth and profit-maximization model. While corporate sustainability recognizes that corporate growth and profitability are important, it also requires the corporation to pursue societal goals, specifically those relating to sustainable development — environmental protection, social justice and equity, and economic development.
Our services include support for the development of sustainability management and the sustainability program, the conception and preparation of a sustainability report, and the carrying out of scientific studies on sustainability-related issues.

Since 2004, BZL GmbH has supported Wiener Stadtwerke AG in the development of its sustainability management and has scientifically advised the preparation of all sustainability reports (2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2015) and of its sustainability website (external link). The Wiener Stadtwerke Sustainability Report 2015 was awarded the second place in the "Large Companies" category on October 10, 2016, at the Austrian Sustainability Reporting Award (ASRA). The award is presented by the Austrian Chamber of Public Accountants in cooperation with the Austrian Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Environment and Water Management, the Federal Environmental Agency, the Federation of Austrian Industry, Vienna (Industriellenvereinigung Wien) and the respACT – austrian business council for sustainable development, the Austrian Chamber of Commerce and the Austrian Society for Environment and Technology (ÖGUT).
Since 2014, BZL has advised Wienerberger AG on the development of sustainability management and of its new Sustainability Roadmap 2020 and on the preparation of sustainability reports. On October 5, 2015, the Wienerberger Sustainability Report 2014 was awarded the second place in the "Large Companies" category at the Austrian Sustainability Reporting Award (ASRA).
All of the reports we have been involved in can be found at