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Sustainability Report 2018

Aareal Bank's sound approach to business, reliability and sense of responsibility are at the heart of everything we do. Both internally and externally – in our dealings with our employees, shareholders, clients and business partners, and with society as a whole.


The products and services offered by our two business segments, Structured Property Financing and Consulting/Services, help promote sustainable development in many different ways. Examples include our own strict culture of integrity, the standards we expect our business partners and the properties we finance to meet, and our wide range of services designed to increase sustainability in the property and housing industries and the energy sector. Nevertheless, the biggest contribution to society that we make is through our responsible and profitable business model: this is the basis for, and cornerstone of, everything we do.

We focus on 12 core action areas. These were identified using a materiality analysis and then discussed and examined in detail with a range of stakeholder groups. They also dictate the structure of this report.

Further general information about how this report was prepared can be found in the section entitled "About this report".

Aareal Bank Group’s materiality matrix

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*Based on the assessments by management and specialist divisions (including assumed stakeholder expectations) | **E.g. clients/advisory boards, Supervisory Board, rating agencies
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Fit for the future

Strategic Review Team draws up new future strategy programme

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Climate risks play a growing role in risk management

Aareal adds ESG risks to risk inventory

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Aareal's start-up strategy: cooperate, participate or launch your own

Start-ups offer Aareal new prospects

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"One of the best IR teams in global banking"

Investors and analysts are extremely happy with capital market communications

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Commitment to responsible behaviour

Extensive revisions made to Code of Conduct in 2018

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In touch with the times through in-depth information sharing

Sustainability now a fixed agenda item at meetings of Aareon's Client Advisory Council

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On the road to sustainability with company cycles

Cycling for health, mobility, climate protection – and fun!

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Sustainable finance – challenges for the property sector

Aareal Bank Group and VfU launch "Sustainable Real Estate" workshop series

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Certificates provide transparency

All properties in the logistics portfolio are sustainability-certified

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Digitalisation and connectivity lead to optimised processes

Aareon occupant change management solution reduces the work involved in changes of tenants

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More flexibility, less office time

Mobile working enhances employee satisfaction and cuts emissions

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Group-wide purchasing management

Aareal Bank and Aareon bundle purchasing activities in competence centre

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Fit for the future

Strategic Review Team draws up new future strategy programme

Climate risks play a growing role in risk management

Aareal adds ESG risks to risk inventory

Aareal's start-up strategy: cooperate, participate or launch your own

Start-ups offer Aareal new prospects

"One of the best IR teams in global banking"

Investors and analysts are extremely happy with capital market communications

Commitment to responsible behaviour

Extensive revisions made to Code of Conduct in 2018

In touch with the times through in-depth information sharing

Sustainability now a fixed agenda item at meetings of Aareon's Client Advisory Council

On the road to sustainability with company cycles

Cycling for health, mobility, climate protection – and fun!

Sustainable finance – challenges for the property sector

Aareal Bank Group and VfU launch "Sustainable Real Estate" workshop series

Certificates provide transparency

All properties in the logistics portfolio are sustainability-certified

Digitalisation and connectivity lead to optimised processes

Aareon occupant change management solution reduces the work involved in changes of tenants

More flexibility, less office time

Mobile working enhances employee satisfaction and cuts emissions

Group-wide purchasing management

Aareal Bank and Aareon bundle purchasing activities in competence centre

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