Ratings and Awards

Since the stock market launch of the A1 Telekom Austria Group share in November 2000, A1 Telekom Austria Group has its sustainable activities rated by rating agencies at regular intervals and is listed on the most important sustainable indices. The results confirm that the Group is on the right track to assume a pioneering role in the information and communications technology sector regarding CSR.



cdpThe A1 Telekom Austria Group has participated in CDP since 2010. Through sustainable corporate management and targeted measures, the A1 Telekom Austria Group was able to improve its disclosure score from performance score B to A- in 2016.



The Telekom Austria share has been positively rated since 2001 by imug Nachhaltiges Investment.
imug Nachhaltiges Investment


SustainalyticsThe sustainability activities of the A1 Telekom Austria Group are regularly analysed and positively rated by Sustainalytics, an independent service provider of Responsible Investment Services.



In 2012, A1 Telekom Austria Group was awared the oekom Prime Status for corporate responsibility performance. Its current rating is B-.
oekom research AG




FTSE4GoodThe Telekom Austria share has been part of the FTSE4Good Index Series which lists companies with a distinguished sense of social responsibility.



In 2005, A1 Telekom Austria Group was included in the Austrian sustainability index VÖNIX which lists Austrian companies listed at the stock exchange and that are leaders in terms of social and ecological performance.

A1 Telekom Austria Group has its commitment evaluated by independent expert panels at regular intervals. Therefore, the Group submits its projects to competitions and calls for tenders. In the past three years alone, A1 Telekom Austria Group was awarded many prizes, for environmental and climate protection, its products and services and its social commitment.

Awards: Overall CSR Commitment

•    Winner of the ASRA 2015 (Austrian Sustainability Reporting Award) in the category of Large Companies for the third time in a row (A1 Telekom Austria Group)
•    CRS Award for the CSR strategy as well as for the promotion and implementation of various CRS activities (velcom)

Awards: Products

•    Overall winner of the futurezone network test 2016 (A1)
•    Connect Test 2016: Awarded the best rating of "excellent" for the eighth time in a row (A1)
•    Top Service Austria (A1)
•    Winner of the COMMUNICATIONS.INNOVATION.FUTURE award (velcom) 
•    Best voice quality within the Commonwealth of Independent States, awarded by DMTEL (velcom)
•    Best in Test award in the 2016 P3 Communications network test (one.Vip)

Awards: Environment

•    “Environmental investor” Award awarded by the Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum (A1 Bulgaria)
•    Certification for “Resource Preservation through Recycling” (Si.mobil) awarded the Green Brands seal of quality 2014/2015 for sustainable conduct (A1)

Awards: Employees

•    Most female- and family-friendly large corporation in Vienna (A1)
•    Responsible Company – Responsible Employees (A1 Bulgaria)
•    Mamaforce Company Certificate (Vipnet)
•    Employer Partner Certificate (Vipnet)
•    Family Friendly Enterprise (Si.mobil)
•    "Best Education System in Belarusian Business" International Social and Economic Fund Idea award for the internal education system in 2015 (velcom)

Award: Society
  • Austrian sector winner in the European Trusted Brands Survey 2014 (A1)
  • Winner of the silver Stevie Award for the corporate volunteering programme Do the Right Thing in the category Communications or PR Campaign / Programme of the Year in 2014 (Vipnet)
  • Winner of the bronze Stevie Award 2014 in the category Experimental & Innovation for the Vip Script app (Vipnet)
  • Bulgarian Donors' Forum Award in the category The Biggest Contribution by via Employees' Voluntary Work in 2013 (A1 Bulgaria)
  • Golden Apple Award 2013 from the Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum for the project Foster a Child. Create the Future. (A1 Bulgaria)
  • Award from the Bulgarian Donors' Forum in the categories Most Transparent Donation Programme for the project Foster a Child. Create the Future in 2013 (A1 Bulgaria)
  • Gold Medal in the category Socially Responsible Brand in the category Ethical Market Behaviour in 2013 (velcom)
  • Award from the Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia in 2013 for the project Sensor Room (Vip operator)
  • Recipient of an award for the project Be a Partner, to promote commitment to customer support, from the Bulgarian Human Resources Association in 2012 (A1 Bulgaria)
  • Bulgarian Donors Forum Award in the category Biggest Contribution Via Employees' Voluntary Work in 2012 (A1 Bulgaria)
  • Award for The Most Volunteer-Friendly Company for the promotion of volunteering in 2012, awarded by Slovene Philanthropy for initiatives such as Simbioz@ and Let's Clean Slovenia in 2014 (Si.mobil)
  • Model/Ministry for Social Affairs for Educational Work, Educational Work for Adults & Seniors:”A1 Internet for All” (2017)

Combined Annual Report

The digital journey continues

Online Report


Petra Gallaun

Irene Jakobi

Head of CSR
A1 Telekom Austria Group