Deka Group is committed to sustainability and social responsibility in order to ensure a liveable future. Sustainability has been a core element of our business strategy since 2015.
Since 2015, the issue of sustainability has been centrally anchored in our company: at the core of the company – in our business strategy. We have not had a separate sustainability strategy since that time. This has made sustainability a core component of our business policy – and made it transparent to the Board of Directors and the supervisory authority.
We are constantly developing all projects in the area of sustainability as we improve the range of services offered by the Deka Group – and are proud of our success:
Our climate targets are set out in our business strategy; one target is a five per cent annual reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
We also take into account the impact of securities on the environment. The Deka-UmweltInvestequity fund, for example, invests exclusively in companies in the areas of climate and environmental protection, water management and renewable energies.
We own and manage an increasing number of properties with certificates that prove their sustainability.
The Deka Group’s sustainability approach is holistic and is divided into five areas of activity:
Sustainable corporate governance
Sustainable human resource management
Corporate social responsibility
We place great importance on the continuous development of our sustainability performance along these five areas of activity. We provide evidence of this in our annual sustainability report.
EU action plan for sustainable growth
The EU Commission’s action plan for financing sustainable growth provides significant impetus for the Deka Group. The plan aims to make sustainability an equal factor in the financial market. To this end, we participate in discussions and conferences on this topic, throughout Europe.
Sustainability Management Department
The Sustainability Management department reports to the CEO. It coordinates all relevant tasks within the Deka Group. It is also the point of contact on the subject both within the company and for external stakeholders, such as companies and institutions in the German Savings Bank Finance Group (Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe), sustainability rating agencies and non-governmental organisations.