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EUR 1,858.2m. The average gross value added thus came to
                                                                  EUR 346.9m.
                    KELAG is a company with regional presence and sees itself

                    as  a  reliable  partner  to  the  community  and  the  region.
                                                                  A study on  value added prepared by the WIFO (Austrian
                    Reliability  of  energy  supply  and  the  acknowledgment  of
                                                                  Institute  for  Economic  Research)  revealed  that  KELAG
                    social  responsibility  provide  an  important  basis  for
                                                                  generates  value  added  of  around  EUR 1.4b  through  its
                    Carinthia as a business and energy hub.
                                                                  entrepreneurial  activities  in  Austria.  Broken  down  by
                                                                  federal state, the largest portion relates to Carinthia with
                    The prerequisite to acting sustainably is a stable economic
                                                                  around EUR 585m annually, corresponding to 41% of the
                    basis. KELAG is a solid, competitive company as well as an
                                                                  entire domestic value added. In doing so, KELAG safeguards
                    engine for the regional economy and labour market and
                                                                  the jobs of the KELAG employees as well as the capacity
                    makes a significant contribution to the value added.
                                                                  utilisation of around another 5,100 employees in Carinthia.
                     GRI 103-1, 103-3
                                                                   GRI 203-2, 204-1
                                                                  Since  2017,  local  or  regional  food  associated  with
                                                                  sustainable agriculture has been on the menu at the three
                    KELAG raised its gross value added again in the financial
                                                                  company canteens at the Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Villach
                    year  2018,  which  once  again  clearly  demonstrates  the
                                                                  and St. Veit/Glan locations. Three-quarters of the food used
                    importance of the company for Carinthia as a business and
                                                                  there originates from Carinthia and thus generates annual
                    energy hub. As part of the evaluation, performance data
                                                                  value added of around EUR 320,000 for domestic farmers,
                    and  structural  business  statistics  of  12  fully  consolidated
                                                                  food producers and retailers.
                    group  companies  with  registered  offices  in  Austria  were
                                                                    GRI 203-2, 204-1
                    analysed. According to this study, KELAG generates gross
                    value  added  of  around  EUR 353.8m  through  its

                    entrepreneurial  activities  in  Austria.  The  average
                    production value of the years 2016 to 2018 came to around
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