Corporate Responsibility Report 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report 2017

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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.

The second part of our CR reporting is formed by the so-called GRI report. In this yearly overview we clarify our sustainability achievement 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.

Both parts of our reporting - magazine and GRI report 2017 - were rated with 456 points in the ranking of sustainability reports by IÖW/future and thus well above the 314 point average. Commerzbank was the only company to receive full points in the category Targets and Programme.

Starting with the fiscal year 2017 Commerzbank also publishes non-financial information according to the EU CSR Directive in its Annual Report. The combined separate non-financial report will be archived separately on this web portal.

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

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Non-financial report 2017 (PDF, 231 kB)

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