Deka publishes Sustainability Report 2017
Sustainability Report 2017 - Deka reports for the first time in accordance with the new CSR Directive Implementation Act (CSR-RUG)
The regulatory framework for sustainability reporting changed fundamentally in the year under review. With the adoption of the CSR Directive Implementation Act (CSR-RUG) by the Bundestag and Bundesrat in the spring of 2017, the German Commercial Code (HGB) was amended to the effect that, pursuant to Section 289b HGB, larger capital market-oriented companies have been obliged to publish a so-called non-financial declaration every year since the beginning of 2017. Deka Group is meeting this new commitment with this Sustainability Report based on the guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). The report also provides information on how we are making progress in implementing the ten principles of the UN Global Compact on which we have already committed ourselves in 2011.
In the year under review, Deka Group signed the UN Women´s Empowerment Principles, a strong signal to promote female employees in the Deka Group. We are also pleased that external sustainability rating agencies confirm our leading role in the industry. We are particularly pleased that the globally active agency Sustainalytics has raised its rating significantly and now ranks the Deka Group in the best possible category "Leader" for the first time. This positive evaluation strengthens our role as a dialogue partner with our stakeholders to jointly advance the topic of sustainability. In the year under review, Deka Investment GmbH provided increased impetus for sustainable corporate management at a large number of Annual General Meetings. Last but not least, Deka's sustainable investments reached record levels in the year under review. As of 31.12.2017, the Deka Group managed around €28 billion using ESG criteria.
Sustainability report 2017
GRI G4 table