SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Commerzbank Group’s business success is based on qualified and motivated employees. In 2021, 46,218 employees worldwide contributed their knowledge and experience to our work processes. The basic understanding of fairness and respectful treatment as well as diversity in practice is anchored in our corporate values and in the Code of Conduct, and its implementation is our responsibility as an employer. Commerzbank aims to offer its employees a working environment based on partnership. Our human resources policy makes it possible to promote the development of the individual employee as well as collegial cooperation – even in an economically changing environment.

With a total of 8 employee networks, we offer our employees platforms for their involvement in issues that go beyond the daily work routine. More than 1,500 employees regularly commit to goals that promote equality and partnership. We are convinced that this commitment makes a significant contribution to our corporate culture, and we will continue to promote this in the future.

In 2018, we were the first bank in Germany to send a clear signal with our action plan for inclusion based on the UN Convention on the Right of Persons with Disabilities. Since then, numerous facilitations have been implemented for employees with disabilities, promoting an inclusive working environment overall. And with the implementation of the Barrier-Free Accessibility Act in a bank-wide project, we are also focusing on our customers. The goal is to offer our products and services as barrier-free as possible by mid-2025. In this way, we will create greater accessibility for people with disabilities, but also for the growing number of older people. We have been exceeding the current rate of 5 percent for severely disabled persons for several years. And this remains our aspiration for the future.