Sustainability Ratings

The sustainability ratings are relevant to the Deka Group in several respects: as an issuer of public bonds, mortgage bonds and bearer bonds, it is important for Deka Group to meet the requirements of sustainability-oriented investors to place their bonds successfully in the market. At the same time the requirements of key stakeholders of the Deka Group, such as environmental organizations, humann rights organizations and trade unions, are reflected in the criteria used by the agencies. Finally, the Deka Group also uses the sustainability ratings as the basis for a regular analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of its sustainability management in comparison to other banks. The current sustainability ratings demonstrate the aboveaverage commitment of the Deka Group in the area of sustainability: