Wiesbaden, 05 February 2016 – Aareal Bank Group has been rated positively by two leading sustainability rating agencies again. Aareal Bank succeeded in improving its good results for the previous year as assessed by the Sustainalytics rating agency, scoring 68 out of 100 possible points for the 2015 financial year (2014: 61 out of 100 points). Moreover, Sustainalytics rated Aareal Bank as "outperformer" for the first time, thus placing it among the top 16 per cent of the industry. The Bank's peer group scored 55.3 points on average.
The rating agency imug/Vigeo Eiris rated Aareal Bank Group as an issuer within the framework of their "imug sustainability rating of bank bonds 2015". For its rating, the agency considered all types of bonds issued by Aareal Bank. As at January 2016, Aareal Bank was rated "positive BB" in the imug category "Uncovered bonds" (Senior Unsecured Bonds), thus ranking among the top 3 of 102 banks rated in total.
"Sustainable business practices are in the focus of Aareal Bank Group's corporate culture. A responsible approach is a decisive requirement for continuing to operate successfully in the future," explained Julia Taeschner, Head of Sustainability Management at Aareal Bank Group. "We therefore consistently align our entrepreneurial activities to the interests of our stakeholders. In this way, we aim to play our part in a forward-looking economic and social development. The encouraging rating results document the extension and development of our group-wide sustainability performance."