Published on the Bank's website today, the 2019 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). The Non-financial Report was prepared on the basis of the requirements of the HGB. In addition, our description of the management approaches and the implementation of the materiality analysis is fundamentally based on the Global Reporting Initiative Standards ("GRI-referenced") and also takes into account the principles set out in the UN Global Compact and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
As the parent of Aareal Bank Group, Aareal Bank AG expressly supports the objectives and aims of the German Corporate Governance Code ("the Code") and regularly observes the amendments and enhancements to the recommendations adopted by the government-appointed Commission on the German Corporate Governance Code. You can find information on the implementation of the Code in the current declaration of compliance in accordance with section 161 of the AktG.
As a signatory to the UN Global Compact, we have published an annual Communication on Progress every year since 2012.
The Communication on Progress-Report shows how we are implementing the UN Global Compact's Ten Principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption, and the key measures that we have launched.