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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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Lukas Kölln

Lukas Kölln

Sustainability Manager

Responsible Corporate Governance

We follow the law and ethical standards

Good corporate governance and sustainable economic management require compliance with legal and regulatory regulations, the responsible management of risks, protection of the bank's reputation, and implementation of transparent business processes. Our Corporate Governance policy provides a framework for this.

Countering corruption and bribery, and preventing money laundering and fraud, are amongst the core principles of our business activities. Our Compliance Office advises and supports business units in implementing and fulfilling legal requirements. It ensures a constant exchange of information, and makes sure our employees’ conduct is appropriate. As an independent office, it reports directly to the Management Board. The Compliance Office comprises all compliance functions in accordance with the minimum requirements for risk management and set out in the German Securities Trading Act (Wertpapierhandelsgesetz), the Central Office (for the prevention of money laundering, terrorism financing and fraud), data protection management and IT security.

To prevent white-collar crime and deter unauthorised influence, DZ HYP has instituted a whistleblowing system which employees can turn to anonymously.

Adhering to and honouring human rights is a prerequisite for our day-to-day business. We have also pledged to ensure this in our supply chain, and have stated that clearly in our sustainability standards for suppliers.

To hold us accountable beyond legal requirements and market standards, we developed our own set of internal rules and values, on which our Guiding Principles, and Management Guidelines are based, and which are also reflected in our Code of Conduct developed jointly with DZ BANK Group.

In 2013, as a subsidiary of DZ BANK, DZ HYP became a signatory to the Global Compact of the United Nations, thereby committing itself to implementing the ten internationally acknowledged principles of the initiative for responsible conduct, reporting on its progress thereon, and actively promoting responsible conduct.