Corporate Responsibility Report 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report 2017


How can a bank shape the future?

Our world is changing. The time for a successful transformation along the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Accord is now. Everyone is called upon to act – including Commerzbank.

"How can a Bank shape the future?" is therefore the leading question of our Corporate Responsibility Magazine 2017. Herein, we take a closer look how Commerzbank is facing challenges of the 21st century: globalisation, sustainable development, digitalisation and social cohesion. Expectations towards the Bank are formulated by customers, partners and sustainability experts. The specific answers on how Commerzbank wants to shape future is given by our new sustainability programme consisting of 100 short- and medium-term goals. Partly published in the new CR Magazine, the full programme is publicly available at

The second part of our CR reporting is formed by the so-called GRI report. In this overview we clarify our sustainability achievement in 2016 for the experts in detail. Thereby we comply with the guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), a worldwide approved standard for operating figures regarding sustainability. At the same time, the GRI report serves as communication on progress regarding the ten principles of the UN Global Compact which we joined in 2006. With over 9,500 member companies, it represents the largest network for corporate responsibility in the world.

Until the next report is published, regularly updates are given by our newsletter Sustainability@Commerzbank.