Corporate Responsibility Report 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report 2019


How can a bank provide orientation?

We live in a world of great and dynamic changes. This leads to uncertainties with sometimes extreme political reactions, but also to a serious search for orientation. The contribution that Commerzbank can make to this is outlined in the 2019 Corporate Responsibility Magazine (PDF, 6.2 MB) . Under the title question "How can a bank provide orientation?" we look at the challenges facing our customers - for example in foreign trade - and our industry - such as Sustainable Finance. Orientation is equally needed within the bank, not least in matters of integrity. We also take a position on this.

The second part of our sustainability reporting is the so-called GRI Report. In this overview, we explain our sustainability achievements in the 2019 reporting year using the guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), a worldwide approved standard for sustainability indicators. The GRI Report is also our Communication on Progress (COP) regarding the ten principles of the UN Global Compact, which we joined in 2006. Around 7,000 companies and organizations from civil society, politics and science currently make up the world's largest network for corporate responsibility.

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.