Strategy & management

Strategy & management

Sustainability at DZ BANK AG and across the DZ BANK Group: How do we cooperate, and what are the hallmarks of ‘responsible’ corporate governance?

Sustainability topics are coordinated by the Communications, Marketing and Sustainability division of DZ BANK AG. The head of the division reports regularly to the Chief Executive Officer on the progress being made in specific areas. A sustainability working group, made up of representatives from different departments, supports our sustainability team with its operational sustainability management tasks.

The DZ BANK AG sustainability program provides an overview of our goals. We compare these goals against market conditions and the needs of our stakeholders on an ongoing basis, report on measures that have been taken or are planned to be implemented to achieve our goals, and set ourselves new goals.

To step up the dialog on sustainability in the DZ BANK Group, we brought together the group’s sustainability activities and founded the Group Corporate Responsibility Committee (CRC) in 2014. The committee is made up of the sustainability coordinators of the DZ BANK Group. The Group CRC provides input for the departments so that common standards can be developed. Our objective is to exploit market opportunities and avoid risk while enhancing corporate citizenship.