Positions & Guidelines

How we live up to our social responsibility

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How do we take sustainability into account in our core business?

As one of Germany’s leading commercial banks, Commerzbank has an obligation to act responsibly, in both economic and socio-political terms within the scope of its influence. It respects the demands and expectations of its various stakeholders and of society at large and ensures they are factored into company decisions.

Our positions and guidelines at a glance

In light of this responsibility, the Bank is committed to the UN Global Compact and has adopted positions and guidelines concerning environmental and social issues. You can find all positions in our ESG Framework in the chapter “Transformation Finance”. Here we describe our exclusionary and assessment criteria.

Commerzbank currently reviews business activities and relationships that relate to the following topics:

  • Defence and surveillance technology
  • Deforestation and agricultural commodities
  • Energy
  • Fossil fuels
  • Mining
  • Petrochemistry
  • Ship breaking
  • Textiles

Our Position on Human Rights

Our Position on Human Rights is a key element of our social responsibility in our core business. In it, we commit to respecting human rights and aim to make a contribution to the promotion and protection of these rights within the scope of our influence, for example in our dealings with employees, suppliers, and clients. We ensure these guidelines are upheld through Reputational Risk Management and Compliance Management.

Supply Chain Due Diligence Act

Commerzbank is aware of its corporate responsibility to respect human and environmental rights. To find out more in the Policy Statement of Commerzbank AG on human rights and environmental due diligence

Your contact for queries

Group Sustainability Management