The Sustainability Code is a voluntary standard for reporting on sustainability aspects. It describes minimum requirements for sustainability communication and thus provides a framework for reporting on non-financial performance. The Sustainability Code is supervised by the German Council for Sustainable Development (Rat für Nachhaltige Entwicklung). The goal is to promote the concept of sustainability in society and the economy and make the sustainability performance of companies comparable. The Council for Sustainable Development works on behalf of the Federal Government of Germany.
Commerzbank has executed a declaration of conformity to the Sustainability Code in 2013. Thus the bank provides transparency and comparability regarding to its engagement for sustainability. The reporting by the Sustainability Code allows a clear assessment on our sustainability performance for private clients and investors.