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Deutsche Börse AG

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Company name Deutsche Börse AG

Company website

Reporting year 2012

Indicator set GRI 3.1    

Directly affected by the disclosure of non-financial and diversity information Not specified

Deutsche Börse AG
Head of Group Sustainability

Kristina Jeromin

Mergenthalerallee 61
65760 Eschborn

+49 (0)69 2 11-1 42 26
+49 (0)69 - 2 11 - 17611

Describe your business model (including type of company, products / services)

Business purpose:
Marketplace organizer
Deutsche Börse ensures regulated and transparent markets that facilitate efficient, secure and fair trading.

Six services:
Listing, Trading, Clearing, Post-trade, IT services and Market data

Additional remarks:

Reporting principles of Corporate report 2012 (Corporate report 2012, page 2)
Deutsche Börse is introducing a new reporting concept for this year: In addition to the content previously included in the annual report, this year’s corporate report 2012 contains topics of the corporate responsibility (CR) report, which – until now – had been published separately. The new combined report marks the first step on our way to “integrated reporting”. It demonstrates that social responsibility and sustainability are rooted in all business areas of Deutsche Börse Group.

The content of the report and indicators of the topics relating to corporate responsibility are essentially in accordance with the third generation (3.1) guidelines on sustainability reporting of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). Their evaluation was made with regard to the interests of important stakeholders – and the indicators are based on the materiality analysis. Since not all GRI indicators are applicable to the services of a stock exchange, further relevant key figures and information have been added.

Verification of key figures
All qualitative claims as well as quantitative indicators on Corporate Responsibility in the annual Corporate report 2012 were subject to a review by KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, an independent external auditor, to obtain limited assurance regarding the report. The consolidated financial statements of Deutsche Börse Group as at 31 December 2012 were audited by KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft.

Report of the independent auditor

Assessment of the application level of the GRI guidelines
Companies that base their sustainability reports on the GRI guidelines can define the level to which they have applied GRI guidelines. Deutsche Börse Group has classified its report in this way and had this self-assessment verified by the GRI. It has attained level A+ for the first time.

Statement of GRI Application Level Check