The Non-financial Report 2017 that has been published online in accordance with the CSR Directive Implementing Act and that is based on the Global Reporting Initiative's G4 Guidelines is supplemented by the online Sustainability Report “Think future. Create now.”. 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 produced annual reports on its sustainability performance since 2012 – making this report the sixth of its kind. This year for the first time the Sustainability Report is only 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, it explains what we are currently working on and our plans 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.