Sustainability at DZ HYP.

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Stefan Heckerodt

Stefan Heckerodt

Sustainability Officer
stefan.heckerodt@dzhyp.de
Katja Röder

Katja Röder

Sustainability Manager
katja.roeder@dzhyp.de
Anna Keremen

Anna Keremen

Sustainability Communications Manager
anna.keremen@dzhyp.de

Sustainability at DZ HYP

As the commercial real estate bank in the Volksbanken Raiffeisenbanken Cooperative Financial Network, uniting business and social responsibility has always been an integral part of our corporate culture. Being part of DZ BANK Group, we are a participant in the UN Global Compact and adhere to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. We observe changes in the political and social landscape, the dynamic market developments and technological innovations very closely, analyse them and integrate them into our business to better tackle current and future challenges and to seize arising chances.

The current focus of our corporate sustainability approach is the holistic integration of sustainability in the core business. Moreover, we are working on the adoption of a new demographic concept as well as the comprehensive refurbishment of our offices in Hamburg and Münster to improve our environmental performance and become more flexible in the use of workplaces.

Sustainability Management

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Employee Matters

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Social Commitment

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Ecological Responsibility

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DZ HYP holds prime status in ISS-ESG sustainability rating

The leading sustainability rating agency in the German-speaking region ISS-ESG (formerly oekom research), has once again awarded DZ HYP with the "Prime Status" in the comparison group  "Financials/Mortgage & Public Sector Finance" for its sustainability efforts.

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Solar modules on the roof of the DZ HYP building in Hamburg

The comprehensive building refurbishment projects which are currently taking place at DZ HYP's main locations also include energy-related building modernisation. A key part of this is the energy-efficient refurbishment of the technical systems.

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DZ HYP publishes Sustainability Report 2019

DZ HYP’s most recent Sustainability Report documents the progress the Bank made during 2019 in the ecological, economic and social spheres. For the first time, the report was prepared using the reporting format based on the standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). As a result, the information provided by the Bank on key fields of action, measures, goals and metrics has become even more transparent.

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Sustainability across the board

Jörg Hermes has been a member of DZ HYP’s Management Board since 1 April 2020. He is responsible for Finance, Compliance, IT and Organisation & Operations, Internal Audit, and Human Resources. In addition, the topic and organisation of sustainability is another of his tasks. During this interview he shares some insights into DZ HYP’s understanding of sustainability, and explains what sustainability means to him personally.

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Demographic management at DZ HYP

A shortage of skilled workers, retirement of the baby-boomer generation, digitalisation and the younger generation’s new demands present HR with great challenges. However, we see demographic change and the race for qualified specialists and executives as opportunities. Our answer to these changes is our new demographic concept.

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Our Sustainability Reports published to date are available for download here.