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A sense of responsibility for a sustainable future.
DZ HYP is committed to sustainability in everything we do, from the environmental protection projects we launch or support to the business strategy we follow, from our efforts to empower the next generation to how we interact with stakeholders. We have set ourselves clear goals and ensure that we provide clients, partners and employees with as much transparency as possible in terms of our sustainability activities.
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What sustainability means to us
As the commercial real estate bank in the Volksbanken Raiffeisenbanken cooperative financial network, we look back on a long corporate history. Uniting business and social responsibility has always been an integral part of our corporate culture. To us, sustainability means that we must satisfy the needs of today's generations, and offer them fair opportunities for development – without compromising the chances of future generations or threatening our natural livelihood. We thus agree with the Brundtland Commission Report, published in 1987.
To us, sustainable development is a constant learning process, one which helps reveal potential for improvement in various businesses, as well as providing direction as to how we can better overcome current and future challenges and seize new chances in new ways. This not only includes a risk-aware banking business, but also efficiently using and conserving natural resources and a forward-looking HR approach to demographic change.
At DZ HYP, sustainability is a cross-divisional responsibility addressed across all management levels and divisions. Reflecting the significance we place on sustainability, responsibility lies with the Chairman of DZ HYP's Management Board, while Communications, Marketing & Investor Relations is in charge of coordinating all activities related to sustainability.
Satisfied and motivated employees are crucial to long-term success. We work with care and professionalism to incorporate the concerns of employees into our business decisions and offer them an optimum working environment.
A sound and stable environment is the basis of human existence; it is also a basic requirement for every type of business activity. Systematic environmental and climate protection take a major role in our day-to-day work, with our focus being on those areas where we have a direct influence. Our environmental activities focus on optimising the use of energy and resources at the bank, and on using renewable energy sources to consistently reduce our operational carbon footprint.
DZ HYP, as a company, is part of society. As such, we want to promote development and foster the public good in the areas we are active in. And that is what we do – as an employer, a trainer, a client, and a taxpayer, but also through our commitment to society.