The Combined Separate Non-financial Report 2018 that has been published online in accordance with the GRI Standards is supplemented by the online Sustainability Report “Setting Milestones. Creating Prospects.” The 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).
Aareal Bank Group has published annual reports on its sustainability performance since 2012 – making this report the seventh of its kind. Since 2018, the Sustainability Report has only been available online, and its contents have been dovetailed with the Annual Report and through cross-references and links provided. It focuses mainly on the progress made during the reporting period in the twelve sustainability management action areas that were identified in our materiality analysis; in addition, the report explains what we are currently working on and which plans we have for the future.
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.