Environmental and climate protection

Conserving natural resources and improving our environmental footprint

In October 2016, the European Union voted by a sizeable majority in favour of the Paris climate accord and, by doing so, overcame the decisive obstacle to achieving the world's first binding agreement to combat global warming. With this agreement, the global community has undertaken to limit global warming to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels.

We are keenly aware that the financial and housing industry generates not insignificant emissions and that these must be reduced significantly in order to stay below the 2°C limit. Our product and service portfolio contributes to reaching the global climate protection targets both directly and – via the efficiency advantages that automation and digitalisation produces for our clients – indirectly.

We also work constantly within the Group to conserve natural resources or, where this is impossible, to use them more efficiently (Link to "Sustainability at Aareal -> Efficient resource usage in our operations").

This depends critically on transparency, which is why we are investing in a high-quality, up-to-date data pool that we have checked and validated both internally and externally.