14. Employment Rights

The company reports on how it complies with nationally and internationally recognised standards relating to employee rights as well as on how it fosters staff involvement in the company and in sustainability management, what goals it has set itself in this regard, what results it has achieved thus far and where it sees risks.

Deutsche Hypo has employees in Germany, Great Britain, France, the Netherlands, Poland and Spain. All of these countries have labour laws that meet the high standards in effect. In addition, Deutsche Hypo complies with all of the legal requirements of the countries in which it conducts business.

All employees are expressly encouraged to contribute to and participate in sustainability-related activities. All of the key sustainability documents can be found in the bank’s intranet, while Sustainability Newsletters are published from time to time. In addition, a staff survey on sustainability was conducted for the first time in 2014, and this will be repeated on a regular basis.