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About this report

EVN has published an integrated annual and sustainability report, a so-called “full report”, for each financial year since 2009/10. The equal treatment of sustainability content, including the CSR programme, with the annual report and corporate governance report reflects EVN’s self-image as a responsible energy and environmental services provider. A central element of EVN’s integrated business model is the well-balanced treatment of its various stakeholder groups. The multifaceted and diverse information needs of these stakeholder groups are reflected in the structure of this full report. In addition, this report meets the high “Advanced Level” requirements defined by the UN Global Compact and also presents EVN’s progress in meeting the relevant standards.

References

Additional information on certain topics is provided on EVN’s homepage and cross-referenced in this report. The full report also includes references to the GRI standards and to other information within the report. Different reference signs are used to facilitate the reader’s orientation inside and outside the report. The signs used in this full report are listed below:

  • Reference to additional information in the full report
  • Reference to content on the Internet

Printing

The 2015/16 full report was printed according to the cradle-to-cradle principle. That means only pollutant-free and recyclable materials were used in the printing process.

Scope of the report

EVN’s financial year begins on 1 October and ends on 30 September. The components of the integrated financial and sustainability report is based on EVN’s scope of consolidation as of 30 September 2016, in accordance with consolidation regulations. Information on the scope of consolidation is provided in the notes.

This report meets the requirements of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Version 4 “comprehensive“ and includes the additional GRI indicators for the utility industry (Electric Utility Sector Supplements). EVN’s objective is to provide detailed information on the subjects that are of key importance to its stakeholders. The reporting content is based on legal requirements, the information needs of stakeholders and the most important areas of activity in EVN’s materiality matrix.

There were no material changes in the scope or presentation of information compared with the previous year’s report. In agreement with the GRI reporting standards, information of low importance is not provided in order to maximise relevance and transparency by concentrating on the most significant issues. The indicators that are not applicable to EVN are designated as such in the GRI Content Index at the end of this report.

The Accounting Department, Controlling Department, Human Resources Management and Environmental Protection and Controlling Department were responsible for the collection and calculation of data. The data are based on the GRI indicator protocol, which was applied as completely as possible. Compliance with this reporting standard and the related criteria was reviewed and confirmed by TÜV SÜD.

EVN also believes in equal gender treatment in its internal and external publications, including this full report. Any statements made in the male form to improve readability refer equally to both genders.

The editorial deadline for this report was 17 November 2016.

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