1. Strategic Analysis and Action

The company declares whether or not it pursues a sustainability strategy. It explains what concrete measures it is undertaking to operate in compliance with key recognised sector-specific, national and international standards.

The integration of sustainability into the core business is key for ensuring the long-term future and competitiveness of Deutsche Hypo, of its customers, and of its business partners. In order to analyse the opportunities and risks of the key activities in respect of sustainable development, Deutsche Hypo conducts a regular materiality analysis. In this materiality analysis the relevance of sustainability issues are assessed from the viewpoint of stakeholders and from the viewpoint of the company. Deutsche Hypo follows the principles of the UN Global Compact, the UNEP FI, the sustainability guidelines of the German Central Real Estate Commission entitled “Sustainability in the Real Estate Market – Code, Reporting and Compliance” (Nachhaltigkeit in der Immobilienwirtschaft - Kodex, Berichte und Compliance) and is a signatory to the principles of the initiative “Diversity as a Chance – Diversity Charter”. With a systematic approach to sustainability issues, Deutsche Hypo ensures that necessary sustainability considerations are taken into account in business activities: transactions that are noticeably in breach of the fundamental principles of sustainable development, for example transactions relating to controversial areas of business such as the arms industry or pornography, are identified and rejected on the basis of exclusion criteria. A reputation committee provides advice on issues relating to specific business transactions as and when required. Sustainability guidelines establish the relationship between individual transactions and the relevant, specific sustainability standards from the viewpoint of Deutsche Hypo. As a result sustainability considerations can be taken into account individually and in a targeted manner.

A working environment in which all employees are treated equally regardless of their gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age, sexual orientation and identity is also an essential part of Deutsche Hypo’s values for its personnel work.