3. Objectives

The company discloses what qualitative and/or quantitative as well as temporally defined sustainability goals have been set and operationalised and how their level of achievement is monitored.

Deutsche Hypo's current sustainability strategy was published at the end of 2015. It addresses the central aspects of global change for Deutsche Hypo and its customers, and illustrates how opportunities are realised efficiently and risks are managed responsibly. In addition, Deutsche Hypo's central goal is to further develop its sustainability on an annual basis and to achieve at least a "prime" rating. Based on this strategy, sustainability targets are set for each year. The current targets can be found in the 2016 sustainability programme (http://www.deutsche-hypo.de/en/investor-relations/sustainability/dokuments). All of the targets in the programme are currently weighted equally. The degree to which the targets have been met will be determined once a year and reported to the Board of Managing Directors. These results will also be communicated annually in the sustainability report. In 2015, the targets of the 2014/2015 sustainability programme were achieved almost in their entirety. Only the target “implementation of a policy as a framework for the alignment of stakeholder management” was postponed to the end of 2016. This is because the results of the parent company NORD/LB – which also works on stakeholder management matters – are still pending.