For many years now, our Sustainability Report has made a clear declaration of the responsibility we feel for our actions. In that report – as in the Combined Separate Non-financial Report – we disclose information about our sustainability strategy, our related activities, and the non-financial indicators we deem to be material.
"Due to the rapid progress of digital transformation, the Supervisory Board – in its role as a sparring partner for the Management Board – is also facing new challenges. Contents, thinking patterns, and assessment criteria as well as proven procedures and processes must be reviewed, cultural change actively supported. By establishing the Technology and Innovation Committee, we did just this."
Marija Korsch – Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Our sustainability strategy consists of twelve core action areas we identified in a materiality analysis and whose relevance we discuss with our stakeholders on a regular basis. Our over-arching goal, as an international property finance and service provider, is to play our part in the transition to global, sustainable growth – by offering tailored financing structures and creating attractive investment opportunities, and by developing innovative payment/software solutions and digital services for the housing and property industries. Bearing in mind the social, ecological and governance aspects of our business decisions allows us to add value sustainably – for all our stakeholders.
"The bank of the future will be digital. Therefore, it will have to focus its financial services even more strongly on client benefit. The focus must lie on the client, rather than concentrating primarily on the products. Central to this development is a flexible IT architecture, also necessary to meet the challenges presented by FinTechs, i. e. start-ups in the financial sector. The Technology and Innovation Committee, for example, deals with questions, how and where to put the advantages of new technologies to optimum use."
Hans-Dietrich Voigtländer – Member of the Supervisory Board