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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

Sustainability Management

Deeply rooted in our divisions, based on dialogue

At DZ HYP, sustainability is a cross-divisional responsibility and is addressed across all management levels and divisions. Reflecting the significance we place on sustainability, responsibility lies with the Chief Executive Officer of DZ HYP's Management Board, Dr Georg Reutter, whilst Communications, Marketing & Investor Relations is in charge of coordinating all activities related to sustainability.

DZ HYP also applies economic, environmental and social criteria when choosing its suppliers, These criteria are clearly stated in DZ BANK Group’s sustainability standards for suppliers, established in 2012.

Within the DZ BANK Group, we drive the issue of sustainability in a dedicated Corporate Responsibility Committee (CRC). In this committee, and in cooperation with the other members of the Group, we work on bundling sustainability-related activities, taking advantage of market opportunities, avoiding risks and fostering the exchange of knowledge and experience between the members of the DZ BANK Group. Results of this cooperation include the introduction of a Group-wide database structure, common supplierstandards, the development of a policy on sustainability in lending, and a coordinated climate strategy.

In our Sustainability Programme, we outline the goals we set for ourselves, and how we want to achieve them. The implementation status of the individual measures is reviewed in internal audits.

The driving force behind the further development of our sustainability programme is the continued dialogue with our stakeholders – comprising our clients and business partners, our employees, analysts and investors, associations, media, political decision-makers and academia.

Our Sustainability Report is based on the reporting standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). According to the principle of materiality, we want to meet our stakeholders’ information requirements on the one hand, and disclose the sustainability issues that are of major importance to us as a bank on the other. In 2015, we pursued this question for the first time, by carrying out a systematic materiality analysis. We asked external and internal stakeholders within DZ BANK Group to contribute, via online surveys.