Codes and memberships
BVI (German Investment Fund Association) guidelines for sustainable portfolio management and ZIA (German Property Association) industry code
By accepting the BVI guidelines for sustainable portfolio management and ZIA industry code, we document our commitment to sustainability using a continuous optimisation process. The goal of the guidelines and code is to increase the transparency and valuation of sustainability for real estate and real estate portfolios.
BVI guidelines for sustainable real estate portfolio management (in German)
ZIA sustainability in the real estate industry – code, reports and compliance (in German)
UN Global Compact and German Sustainability Code
Deka Immobilien formally recognised the UN Global Compact and German Sustainability Code in 2015.
The United Nations Global Compact is the largest and most important initiative for responsible corporate governance in the world. Based on 10 universal principles in the areas of human rights, labour standards, environmental protection and the prevention of corruption, it promotes a vision of an inclusive and sustainable global economy that benefits all people, communities and markets today and in the future.
The German Sustainability Code was prepared by the German Council for Sustainable Development after extensive dialogue with representatives of corporate groups and medium-sized companies, as well as financial analysts and financial service providers. Its aim is to develop a declaration on the environmental, social and economic dimension of sustainability, including criteria for sustainable corporate governance, that can be easily implemented and applied to the key elements of the business model of a company.
Sustainability filter for the fund liquidity investment universe
Developed with the sustainability rating agency imug in Hanover, the EIRES (Ethical Investment Research Service) database has been used to check every transaction for violations of the following criteria since the beginning of 2018:
- Environment & biodiversity
Failure to adequately address serious environmental scandals
- Ozone-depleting chemicals
Production and sale of ozone-depleting chemicals without an exit scenario
- Controversial weapons/armaments
Production of controversial weapons or relevant system components and offering services
(cluster bombs, anti-personnel mines)
- Human rights & worker rights
Failure to appropriately address violations of international human rights conventions or key ILO labour standards (child labour, forced labour, discrimination, freedom of assembly)
- Money laundering
Failure to appropriately address cases of money laundering
Failure to appropriately address cases of corruption and bribery
Further information on our memberships is available here:
Overview of our Memberships