Sustainability

As one of Germany's oldest leading Pfandbrief banks, we combine decades of tradition and experience in the field of commercial real estate financing with responsible corporate governance and a strategy focused squarely on the future.

Dear Customers and Business Partners,

As one of Germany’s oldest leading Pfandbrief banks, we combine decades of tradition and experience in the field of commercial real estate financing with responsible corporate governance and a strategy focused squarely on the future. Sustainability is therefore one of Deutsche Hypo’s key areas of action, which is why we strive for a set-up that facilitates lasting profitability. This, in turn, will ensure the Bank’s future earning power and secure jobs for generations to come. With regard to commercial real estate finance, we serve as a partner whose financing has an impact on the spatial design of many cities. Quality, professionalism and the sustainability of the properties we finance are key factors in lending decisions.

Deutsche Hypo has backed the five fields of action for sustainability – governance, customers and investors, employees, society and the environment – with strategic priorities. With the information on our website and our current Sustainability Report we would like to give you an impression of our sustainability measures.

We are delighted to see the excellent progress being made in regard to sustainability at Deutsche Hypo. Sustainability is reflected in thought and action within the Bank. Our employees are dedicated to leading Deutsche Hypo to a successful future.

Yours sustainably,

The Board of Managing Directors

Fields of action

Governance

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.

Employees

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.

Society

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.

Environment

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.

Contacts

Axel Seidenschwarz

Leiter Kommunikation und Vorstandsstab

Simone Huch

Nachhaltigkeitsbeauftragte

Sustainability management

Deutsche Hypo is convinced of the necessity that the economic success of the company must go hand in hand with an intact natural environment and a society with stable social relations.

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Sustainability ratings

Green Bond

By issuing Green Bonds, the Bank also intends to meet the measurably growing demand of investors for investments in environmentally sustainable projects. Through issue of Green Bonds is part of the Bank’s attempts to meet society’s objective of reducing global warming in its role as a financial intermediary.