About this report

Aspiring to transparency

Aareal Bank Group has reported annually on its sustainability strategy and activities since 2012 – making this report the seventh of its kind. We continuously enhance the report's contents and format in line with its target readers' expectations and interests, the recommendations set out in the GRI Standards and the requirements of the CSR Directive Implementation Act.

This Sustainability Report is an online publication whose contents are closely aligned with the Annual Report. It focuses primarily on the progress made during the reporting year in the twelve material action areas that have been defined for our sustainability management activities. It also gives an overview of what we are currently working on and what our future plans are.

The Sustainability Report is supplemented and rounded off by the Non-financial Report 2018 that has been published online in accordance with the CSR Directive Implementation Act and that is based on the Global Reporting Initiative's GRI Standards. The Non-financial Report describes Aareal Bank Group's goals and policies for the five matters required by law (anti-corruption and bribery matters, employee-related matters, social matters, respect for human rights and environmental matters). Additionally, we publish key environmental and employee data sheets every year that help to express the issue of sustainability in concrete, quantifiable terms.

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