Katja Röder
Sustainability Officer

Phone: +49 (0)40/33 34-33 17
E-Mail: katja.roeder(at)dghyp.de


Sustainability Management

Deeply rooted in our divisions, based on dialogue

Sustainability is a cross-divisional responsibility and is addressed across all management levels and divisions. Reflecting the significance we place on sustainability, the responsibility for this division lies with the Chairman of DG HYP's Management Board. The Sales Management and Investor Relations department is in charge of coordinating all activities related to sustainability.

DG HYP also applies economic, environmental and social criteria when choosing its suppliers. These criteria are clearly stated in DZ BANK Group’s sustainability standards for suppliers, established in 2012.

Within the DZ BANK Group, we drive the issue of sustainability in a dedicated Corporate Responsibility Committee (CRC). In this committee, and in cooperation with the other members of the Group, we work on bundling sustainability-related activities, taking advantage of market opportunities, avoiding risks and fostering the exchange of knowledge and experience between the members of the DZ BANK Group.

Our sustainability programme clearly states the goals we set for ourselves and how we want to achieve them. Achievement and implementation status of these goals – and the corresponding measures – are reviewed in internal audits. The driving force behind the further development of our sustainability programme is the continued dialogue with our stakeholders – comprising our clients and business partners, our employees, analysts and investors, associations, media, political decision-makers and academia.

Our Sustainability Report is based on the reporting standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). According to the principle of materiality, we want to meet our stakeholders’ information requirements on the one hand, and disclose the sustainability issues that are of major importance to us as a bank on the other. In 2015, we conducted our first systematic materiality analysis to determine the answer to this question, posing questions to DZ BANK Group’s external and internal stakeholders in an online survey.