Investor Relations

Sustainability Ratings

For some years now, the DZ BANK Group has been one of the leading financial institutions in terms of sustainability, as regularly evidenced by our performance in sustainability ratings of the rating agencies.

Sustainability ratings of the DZ BANK Group

Prime Status - Grade C+

45 points

(Rating scale: A+ to D-)

  • Awarded prime status since 2011
  • Grade C+ confirmed in January 2022
  • Above-average engagement with regard to environmental and social issues

(Rating scale: 0 to 100 points)

  • Date of rating: April 2021
  • DZ BANK Group performs on average in sector comparison  

Sustainability ratings of the DZ BANK AG


21.3 points

(Rating scale: AAA to CCC)

  • Date of rating: January 2021
  • Excellent rating
  • DZ BANK AG is one of the industry leaders in managing most significant ESG risks and opportunities

(Rating scale: 0 to 40+ points)

  • Date of rating: July 2022
  • Corporate governance risk low compared to its peers
  • Medium risk of experiencing material financial impacts from ESG factors

DZ BANK discloses its climate change and/or forests and/or water security impact/s through CDP, a global non-profit that runs the world’s leading environmental disclosure platform. CDP drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Over 13,000 companies with over 64% of global market capitalization disclosed environmental data through CDP in 2021.

Read CDP disclosure in full here.

Quote from David Lammers, Deputy Director Corporate Engagement, CDP Europe: “The scientific consensus on the need for urgent action on climate change has never been clearer. And ambition this decade will determine how well we can protect our natural resources and avoid the worst effects of global climate change. As policy and corporate stakeholders continue to develop strategies for environmental protection and a low-carbon transition, the availability of reliable and comparable data will remain of vital importance. By disclosing to CDP in 2021, DZ BANK has demonstrated a commitment to corporate environmental transparency and made an important contribution to an economy that works for both people and planet.”


The rating information we have compiled constitute publicly accessible information. We have merely chosen to publish them on our website as an additional service for our shareholders and investors. Any explanation of the significance of a rating may be obtained only from the rating agency. These reports do not necessarily represent the opinion of DZ BANK, nor should they be seen as a recommendation to buy securities issued by DZ BANK. DZ BANK accepts no liability for the completeness, timeliness, accuracy or selection of such information.