Sustainability in the DZ BANK Group
The DZ BANK Group makes a significant contribution to helping the cooperative banks strengthen their market position by providing them with competitive products and services.
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.
Goup-wide exclusion criteria and further guidelines
The DZ BANK Group has Group-wide exclusion criteria along its business lines - lending business, proprietary investments and special assets. The Group companies also have different ESG focus areas depending on their business content. The exclusion criteria described here represent a Group-wide standard. With a Group-wide Code of Conduct, we also have a foundation for a legally compliant and ethically oriented, sustainable corporate culture in the DZ BANK Group. Within the framework of the Human Rights Guideline, the DZ BANK Group acknowledges its responsibility to uphold and respect human rights and strives to promote and respect human rights principles and their ongoing implementation.
You can download these and other Group-wide guidelines here. In addition, further policies and guidelines specific to the respective Group company and its business model may exist or be determined. These are
communicated directly by the respective Group companies.