Operating our business in a responsible way is a value that is deeply rooted in our corporate identity. It guides our risk management approach and our actions in the different areas of sustainable banking.
Is it possible for companies to be financially successful whilst also taking account of social, environmental and ethical criteria? We believe it is!
In the lending business, one of the core business areas of DZ BANK, we review all credit applications based on sustainability criteria. Certain industries are automatically excluded. We also ensure compliance with international standards in our investment and project finance activities. And in our role as a broker of development loans, we actively contribute to environmentally and socially responsible development
As a parent company, we encourage our subsidiaries to discuss corporate responsibility and develop their own position. The DZ BANK Group company Union Investment, for example, has more assets managed in accordance with sustainability criteria than any other fund management company in Germany.