9. Stakeholder Engagement

The company discloses how the socially and economically relevant stakeholders are identified and integrated into the sustainability process. It states whether and how an ongoing dialogue takes place with them and how the results are integrated into the sustainability process.

In our sustainability activities and measures, it is very important to us that we recognise challenges early on and always focus on material topics. However, we can only do this if we take the interests of our key stakeholders within society into account sufficiently and incorporate them into our actions.

To this end, in 2013 we carried out a stakeholder analysis and identified the following stakeholder groups and their requirements for the purpose of both planning our sustainability strategy and structuring our sustainability reporting: (prospective) clients (tenants and purchasers), (prospective) employees, investors and analysts (including rating agencies), business partners, policymakers and authorities, trade associations and the media. We maintain an active, wide-ranging dialogue with all of these groups, including during the reporting year.

Examples of our dialogue with stakeholders can be found in our Sustainability Report 2017, p. 19.