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We want to nurture the sustainable development of our company and the environment in which we operate. We do so by means of efficient management systems, offering sustainable products and services, raising employees' awareness and establishing close ties between Commerzbank and society.

To ensure a systematic approach in these areas, we have defined three fields of action. They represent our key challenges and provide a framework for how we respond.

The overarching objectives in the three fields of action are guided by the Bank’s commitment to “meet the global challenges as a responsible partner for sustainable economic and social development”. Nine principles guiding the Bank’s actions specify this aim more clearly:

Sustainable Corporate Governance

  • Principle 1: We foster responsibility and transparency as elements of our corporate culture and act exclusively in accordance with the law.
  • Principle 2: We assume responsibility for our actions, our products and services, and their impact.
  • Principle 3: We are a supportive and attractive employer for our employees and future talents.

Markets and Clients

  • Principle 4: We face the global challenges and offer our customers suitable products and services.
  • Principle 5: We ensure Commerzbank's long-term profitability by assessing risks comprehensively.
  • Principles 6: We are satisfied with our performance only if our customers and clients are satisfied with us.

Environment and Society

  • Principle 7: We are working to reduce our ecological footprint.
  • Principle 8: We engage in a dialogue with our stakeholders and support sustainable development in the financial market.
  • Principle 9: We are actively committed to creating a future-ready society.

The concrete goals that we derive from our sustainability strategy have been defined in our Sustainability Programme.