Recognition of our Commitment Recognition of our Commitment


Commerzbank takes a systematic approach to its corporate responsibility and we are delighted that our commitment is regularly recognised with awards. Below is a list of the projects for which we have been singled out in recent years.


Corporate GovernanceCommerzbank and comdirect have both been honoured as companies providing a “very high contribution to common welfare”. This is the result of a nationwide survey conducted for the magazine WirtschaftsWoche. A total of 2,138 regional companies were assessed by inhabitants of the respective administrative districts. Both Commerzbank (rank 44) and comdirect (rank 346) are therefore among the most valuable employers for common welfare in 2020.
GeneralIn March 2020, Deutsche Börse Group launched the DAX 50 ESG. From the start, Commerzbank is included in the index of the top 50 companies. The index composition focuses on both the stock market value and ESG performance of the companies. more
GeneralWWF Germany has published its first "Rating on the Integration of Sustainability in Core Business Areas". For this purpose, the 14 largest banks in Germany were assessed against WWF's requirements for the "sustainable bank 2025". Both in private and corporate banking, Commerzbank is in the "upper midfield". more
GeneralCommerzbank has been included for the second time in Corporate Knight’s “Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World Index” (G100) and has reached the 59th place in the 2020 ranking. This is an improvement of 8 ranks, compared to the previous year. Commerzbank is one of five German companies in the Index. more
Supply ChainCommerzbank has been recognized by the international non-profit organization CDP for its management of climate risks in the supply chain. It is thus among the top 3% of companies assessed. The evaluation is based on selected criteria of the 2019 CDP questionnaire, including scope 3 emissions and engagement with suppliers, as well as the bank's overall CDP climate change score. Commerzbank sets a mark regarding environmental compatibility of the products and services purchased, especially with its sustainable procurement standard and supplier questionnaire. more


Corporate GovernanceThe Commerzbank has twice made it to the podium for women's careers. According to a recent study commissioned by the "Deutschland Test", Commerzbank offers top career opportunities for women. About 5,000 companies from 150 sectors were surveyed. Commerzbank emerged victorious in the banking industry from the test. In addition, Commerzbank was honored on April 8 with this year's Helga Stödter Prize of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce. She receives the award in addition to the Beiersdorf AG in the category "big company" for her engagement in the field of mixed leadership. In particular, the jury paid tribute to the segment- and hierarchy-independent Courage employee network, which is particularly committed to promoting career development and networking women. more
GeneralCommerzbank has been included for the first time in Corporate Knight’s “Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World Index” (G100) and has reached the 67th place in the 2019 ranking. Of the five German corporations included in the index Commerzbank has received the second-best rating and is under the top 10 of 14 listed global banks. more
Corporate GovernanceThe trade journal Compliance Manager has analysed the codes of conduct of large German companies. Commerzbank’s code of conduct is tied for first place together with Daimler, E.ON, Siemens and Avista Oil. The editors of Compliance Manager especially highlighted that issues are presented “in a suitable language and without judgement”, giving all information necessary for a comprehensive understanding and naming the right contact persons. Therefore, Commerzbank consistently received the mark 1. more


GeneralCommerzbank is nominated for the German Sustainability Award 2019 for companies. The award is presented by the German Sustainability Award Foundation. The announcement of the winners and the award ceremony will take place in December 2018. more
Corporate GovernanceCommerzbank has again been awarded the "Career and Family" certificate. The Board of Trustees of berufundfamilie Service GmbH thus acknowledges the years-long commitment to a family and life-phase conscious personnel policy. more
Corporate GovernanceFor the eight time Commerzbank received the Total-E-Quality Award for its successful commitment to equal opportunities and for the second time the "add-on Diversity" for its exemplary diversity management. more
Markets & ClientsThe fund "Commerzbank Global Stocks - Catholic Values" corresponds to the quality standard for sustainable investment in German-speaking countries, developed by the Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen (FNG). For the third time in a row the fund received the FNG label, but for the first time with two stars.


GeneralIn January 2017 for the first time ever, Commerzbank has moved up into the prime segment in the rating by Oekom Research. The Bank’s ranking puts it among the world’s leading companies in the observance of ecological and social criteria in its corporate management. more
Markets & ClientsCommerzbank has been recognised as the "Bank that has made the most significant contribution to sustainability" by leading specialist publication, Global Trade Review, as part of the magazine’s "Leaders in Trade 2016" awards.
In all of the trade-related transactions in which Commerzbank is involved, we include high standards of sustainability among our lending criteria. more
Markets & ClientsThe sustainability fund “Commerzbank Globale Aktien – Katholische Werte“ (Commerzbank Global Stocks – Catholic Values) is particularly climate-friendly: Climetrics, the world’s first climate impact rating for funds, awarded it four stars out of five. The rating is based, among others, on the climate impact of the companies in the portfolio. The fund is part of the sustainable investment offers of Commerzbank, which take into account not only financial but also social and ecological aspects.
Environment & SocietySince August 2017, Commerzbank-Tower in Frankfurt is Platinum certified by the LEED. Together with the Gallileo-Skyscraper Commerzbank is now using two of only three buildings in Frankfurt labelled with the LEED Existing Buildings Award. In order to gain such excellent results, Commerzbank invested in a broad set of measurements such as optimisation of lightning. more
Environment & SocietySince 2016, Commerzbank has recycled paper towels from washrooms of the headquarters. Until now, 25 tonnes of towels has been returned to the economic cycle as toilet paper. This pioneering project from Essity was now honoured with the European Paper Recycling Award 2017. more


Environment & SocietyThe animal rights organisation Peta awards Commerzbank as "Helden für Tiere" (Heroes for Animals) for its exemplary commitment for protected species. As a peregrine pair breeds on the Commerzbank headquarters in Frankfurt, the roof is locked over the entire nestling period. The peregrine pair incubates the tenth consecutive year in the 259-meter high building.
Corporate GovernanceCommerzbank has been awarded with the German Award for Excellence by DQS in the category “Employer Accountability”. Offerings such as the health management, possibilities for flexible working hours as well as activities evolving around work and family were assessed. Hereby the bank produces a work environment that enables sustainable business success, according to the Jury.
Corporate GovernanceCommerzbank is again listed in the semi-annually sustainability index "Euronext Vigeo Eurozone 120" in June 2016. Looking at 330 indicators, the index highlights the 120 companies in the euro zone with the best performance in environmental, social and governance issues.
Corporate GovernanceCommerzbank has occupied the 4th place with 481 points among 79 evaluated large companies at the ranking of sustainability reports in 2015 from IÖW/future. The average score was 311 points. As one of only two companies, Commerzbank achieved full score in the category “credibility”.
Environment & SocietyThe CDP Climate Disclosure Ranking awards Commerzbank the status of Sector Leader Financials in the DACH-region for the second time in succession. Overall, the bank score of A- makes it one of the top 15 percent of financial companies.
Corporate GovernanceAs of fall 2016 Commerzbank is listed in the STOXX® Global ESG Leaders Index. Thus the Bank ranks among the leading group of 300 companies worldwide to distinguish themselves by taking into account ESG criteria in their entrepreneurial activities on a comprehensive scale.
Markets & ClientsThe "Commerzbank Global Shares - Catholic Values" fund corresponds to the quality standard for sustainable investment in the German-speaking countries, developed by the Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen (FNG). The fund received the FNG label with one star. The list of all funds with FNG label 2017 comprises 38 titles.


GeneralCommerzbank is listed in the sustainability index "Euronext Vigeo Eurozone 120" since 1 June 2015. This index highlights the 120 companies in the euro zone with the best performance in environmental, social and governance issues. They are assessed on the basis of 330 indicators from 38 sustainability drivers.
GeneralCommerzbank is one of the winners of a nationwide survey on the subject of sustainability in the category banks. According to "Focus Money" it reached a score of 5.6633, was awarded a bronze medal and is one of the above-average rated brands.
EnvironmentIn September 2015, Commerzbank received the German Award for Excellence in the category "carbon footprint" in the cource of the DQS Sustainability Conference. The prize was awarded for the climate strategy at Commerzbank which aims to avoid CO2 emissions or compensate for unavoidable CO2 emissions, for the climate-friendly products and services and the bank works towards making its staff and general public even more aware of climate change and promote active climate protection.
EmployeesIn October 2015 Commerzbank received the Total E-Quality Award for its successful commitment to equal opportunities for the seventh time. For the first time Commerzbank was also awarded for its exemplary diversity management with the "add-on Diversity".
SocietyIn November 2015 the environmental internship got awarded as official project of the UN-Decade “biological diversity 2015/2016”. The project that was originated by 25 national parks in 1990 combines commitment for nature protection and environment with education for students of every branch of study.


EnvironmentIn october 2014 Commerzbank has been awarded with a position on the CDPs "Climate Performance Leadership Index' (CPLI). Within the index Commerzbank is the only bank from Germany.
EmployeesFor the fifth time, Commerzbank received Career and Family certification from the Hertie Foundation in recognition of its exceptional awareness of employees' family needs


Clients Best Bank in the Consultancy category was just one of the awards given to Commerzbank by the economics and finance newspaper €uro am Sonntag
EmployeesWikIdee won the European Excellence Award from Human Resources Manager magazine in the Knowledge Management category

WikIdee received the ZI Award for Best Ideas Management 2013 (banking and insurance sector) from the Zentrum Ideenmanagement
EnvironmentIn the CDP Climate Disclosure Ranking, Commerzbank was ranked among the top 10 per cent of companies in the German-speaking area and was therefore included in the Leadership Index (CDLI)

Commerzbank London obtained Carbon Trust Standard certification for the third time in succession

Commerzbank's ISO 14001 environmental management system certificate was renewed for all its offices in Germany


Clients The ClientCompass, which we use as a basis for providing fair and professional advice in our Private Clients segment, received the Excellence in Financial Analysis award from Germany's Focus Money magazine

Commerzbank's successful and enduring business strategy in Africa won it the Best of European Business (BEB) award
EmployeesCommerzbank received the Total E-Quality award for equal opportunities in human resources policy for the sixth time
EnvironmentFor the first time, Commerzbank entered the list of 20 greenest banks in the world compiled by financial news service Bloomberg
CommunicationCommerzbank received the gold award for its 2011 sustainability report at the Vision Awards of the League of American Communications Professionals (LACP)


EmployeesWikIdee received the Seer Award for Performance Excellence from Ideas America
The Im Lot work-life balance project came second in the Innovative HR Ideas category at the German HR Management awards
EnvironmentThe Silver Tower, the former head office of Dresdner Bank, was awarded silver certification from the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB)


EmployeesCommerzbank received the Seer Award for Best International Ideas Management in the Finance, News and Business Service category
For the fourth time, Commerzbank received Career and Family certification from the Hertie Foundation in recognition of its exceptional awareness of employees' family needs
As part of its diversity management, Commerzbank was awarded the Max Spohr Prize for its commitment to LGBT employees


EmployeesCommerzbank received the Corporate Health Award for outstanding achievements in workplace health management.
Commerzbank became the first private bank to receive Health and Safety at Work Scheme certification from the VGB employers' liability insurance association
Commerzbank was rated fourth in the Germany's Top Employers survey by research company CRF
EnvironmentCommerzbank head office in Frankfurt won the city's first ever Green Building Award
ISO 14001 certification for our environmental management system was obtained for the first time