Fields of action
Deutsche Hypo has identified five fields of action of sustainability and backed those by strategic priorities: governance, customers and investors, employees, society and the environment.
Under the guiding principle of the German Corporate Governance Code, Deutsche Hypo has committed its corporate governance to the principles of sustainable management. The Bank operates in accordance with the principles of the social market economy based on nationally and internationally recognized standards. The Board of Managing Directors is responsible for the sustainability strategy, which is a sub-strategy of the company strategy.
Customers and investors
The Deutsche Hypo has anchored sustainability aspects in its relevant business areas. Such a manner of economy ensures that both economic as well as ecological, social and governance aspects (ESG) are implemented. Business and reputational risks are limited through the compliance to sustainability aspects. A sustainably successful customer or Investor strengthens itself and the risk position of Deutsche Hypo.
The employees form the future of Deutsche Hypo and ensure the sustained success of the company. There is a central responsibility to live diversity and to create conditions for an optimal development of the employees. One focus is the promotion of gender equality in professional and managerial tasks. In addition, the professional and personal development of employees is supported by a range of seminars.
Through a long-term oriented management and clear ethical principles, Deutsche Hypo carries its responsibility for society. In addition, the Bank is committed through donations in particular in the field of medical research. In addition, various institutions in the region of Hannover receive support, which is partially also initiated by the staff.
The Deutsche Hypo identifies the environmental impacts of its business operations and intends to reduce these systematically in the future. Through savings of resources, energy and emissions, the eco-efficiency of the Bank will be increased consistently. A special focus is on energy efficiency. By saving on costs, the Deutsche Hypo also improves the company’s balance sheet.