SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Another important component of our sustainability strategy is the sustainable transformation of the bank itself. Therefore, we pay close attention to energy-saving construction methods and efficient building operation in new buildings and renovations. In order to reduce our energy consumption on an ongoing basis, we are addressing various points and continuously optimizing the buildings in our portfolio through the usage of modern technology. In addition, we have been sourcing 100 percent of our electricity from renewable energy sources in Germany since 2013. In 2017, we were certified in accordance with the U.S. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standard for resource-efficient construction and management with the highest certification level of Platinum in the category “existing buildings” awarded to high-rise buildings.