About This Report

Welcome to the OMV Sustainability Report 2020!

This Report covers the operations of the OMV Group, headquartered in Vienna, Austria, for the 2020 business year.

Report Scope, Material Topics, and Boundaries

OMV’s 2020 Sustainability Report, a document published annually (most recent Sustainability Report published on April 3, 2020), was prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative () Standards Core option. This Report is the combined, consolidated, non-financial report of the OMV Group in line with the Austrian Nachhaltigkeits- und Diversitätsverbesserungsgesetz (Sustainability and Diversity Improvement Act; ), namely in accordance with Section 267a of the Austrian Commercial Code. In line with NaDiVeG’s reporting requirements (Section 243b), data particularly relevant for OMV Aktiengesellschaft is reported separately in the Performance in Detail section under OMV AG Data. The document also serves as our Communication on Progress for the Global Compact ().

The 2020 Report describes our management and performance of the material Environmental, Social, and Governance issues for our Company. Our disclosures focus on the topics that have been deemed most material to our business and stakeholders during the materiality analysis performed in 2020 (see Materiality and Stakeholders).

The Report is also guided by the GRI Oil and Gas Sector Disclosures presented following the launch of the GRI G4 Guidelines, the draft GRI Sector Standard for oil and gas, and the “Sustainability reporting guidance for the oil and gas industry” put forth by , , and . Reporting on OMV’s alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals () has been informed by GRI and the UNGC’s Business Reporting on the SDGs.

This Sustainability Report has been externally assured. The independent assurance (limited assurance) has been performed in accordance with the requirements of the ISAE 3000 (Revised) standard.

The data presented in the Report is consolidated at Group level and covers all fully consolidated entities, analogous to the Company’s financial statements. This boundary applies to all material topics, unless clearly indicated otherwise for a particular material topic in the text of this Sustainability Report. OMV acquired a majority stake in Borealis in the fourth quarter 2020, and integration was ongoing at the time of publication. Not all management approaches are fully aligned yet. Information on Borealis’ approach to certain topics was added throughout the Report for topics deemed particularly important in Borealis’ materiality assessment, such as product sustainability/safety and plastic waste management, or topics particularly important for Borealis’ external stakeholders such as process safety. Data is presented on a consolidated level where possible, analogous to the financial year reporting. Spotlight or lighthouse projects to feature throughout the Report were selected from various legal entities, including Borealis.

All of the Health, Safety, Security, and Environment () data, including greenhouse gas data for Scope 1, Scope 2, and Scope 3 categories 1 and 2 under the Protocol, is collected for activities where OMV is the operator or where OMV has a stake of more than 50% and exerts a controlling influence. For GHG Protocol Scope 3 categories 10 and 11, data is collected on an equity basis.

More information about OMV can be found in the OMV Annual Report 2020, in the OMV Factbook, and on our website: www.omv.com

Global Reporting Initiative
Nachhaltigkeits- und Diversitätsverbesserungsgesetz; Austrian
Sustainability and Diversity Improvement Act
United Nations
UN Global Compact
Oil and Gas Industry Association for Environment and Social Issues
application programming interface
International Association of Oil & Gas Producers
Sustainable Development Goals
Health, Safety, Security, and Environment
greenhouse gas