The German Sustainability Code

As part of the BMBF-funded project ""CFI - Climate Change, Financial Markets and Innovation" the Sustainable Business Institute (SBI) has decided, on basis of discussions in 2011, to support the further expansion of company profiles in accordance with the German Sustainability Code. For this purpose, the SBI has programmed a database which allows a representation of the German Sustainability Code on the website of the "Rat für Nachhaltige Entwicklung" (Council for Sustainable Development) and the market platform as well as on other websites.

With the approval of the German Sustainability Code in October 2011 the Council for Sustainable Development adopted a tool that makes sustainability performance of companies and organizations transparent, creates commitment and aims to achieve comparability. It is suitable for companies of any size and legal form and was developed in a dialogue process with numerous stakeholders.

Within the German Sustainability Code the areas of Corporate Governance, Ecology and Social. (ESG) are being defined with the help of twenty criteria, each with up to two performance indicators (KPIs). The KPIs are extracted from the standards of the Global Reporting Initiative – GRI and the European Federation of Financial Analysts and Societies - EFFAS.

In order to meet the German Sustainability Code, companies publish a declaration of compliance. A comprehensive report to the highest standards of GRI report (A +) or EFFAS (Level III) corresponds to the Code compliance. The submission of a declaration is also appropriate in this case.

These different types of declarations of compliance produce different presentation formats (on the market platform and the platform of the "Council for Sustainable Development". For a detailed image in accordance with the German Sustainability Code you will find an online presentation including pdf format, for other declarations only a pdf format.

Signatories (status quo):

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Not listed companies with declarations of conformity

Abfallwirtschaftsbetrieb MünchenGerman
AfB gemeinnützige GmbHGerman
bauverein AGGerman
BeoPlast Besgen GmbHGerman
Berlin Hyp AGGerman
Berliner Stadtreinigung AöRGerman
Berliner WasserbetriebeGerman
BESONDERE ORTE Umweltforum Berlin GmbHGerman
Blechwarenfabrik Limburg GmbHGerman
Bremer LandesbankGerman
Bundesdruckerei UnternehmensgruppeGerman
Deutsche Bahn AGGerman
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbHGerman
Deutsche HypothekenbankGermanEnglish
DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbHGerman
Dietrich Ernst - Beratung für KommunikationGerman
druckprozess GmbH & Co. KGGerman
DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral-GenossenschaftsbankGerman
elobau GmbH & Co. KGGerman
ENTEGA Energie GmbHGerman
Ernst & Young GmbHGerman
Erwin Häbel GmbHGerman
Evangelisches Siedlungswerk in Bayern Bau- und Siedlungsgesellschaft mbHGerman
Evenord-Bank eG-KGGerman
Evonik Industries AGGermanEnglish
Fahnen-Gärtner GmbHGerman
Flughafen München GmbHGermanEnglish
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbHGerman
Fraunhofer UMSICHTGermanEnglish
GUT Certifizierungsgesellschaft für Managementsysteme mbHGerman
Hamburger VolksbankGerman
Hassia MineralquellenGerman
High-Tech Gründerfonds Management GmbHGerman
HOWOGE Wohnungsbaugesellschaft mbHGerman
Igefa Handelsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KGGerman
Investitionsbank BerlinGerman
JOSEPH-STIFTUNG Kirchliches WohnungsunternehmenGerman
KfW BankengruppeGerman
Kreissparkasse HeinsbergGerman
Kreiswohnbau Hildesheim GmbHGerman
Landesbank Baden-Württemberg AöRGerman
Märkisches Landbrot GmbHGerman
Miele & Cie. KGGerman
NEUWOBA Neubrandenburger Wohnungsbaugenossenschaft eGGerman
Nölken Hygiene Products GmbHGerman
NORD/LB - Norddeutsche LandesbankGerman
Nordakademie gemeinnützige AktiengesellschaftGerman
ÖPP Deutschland AGGerman
Otto GmbH & Co KG German
Paulsen's - Landhotel und RestaurantGerman
Piepenbrock Unternehmensgruppe GmbH + Co. KGGerman
Platanera Rio Sixaola, S.A.German
REWE Group (Zentral-AG und Zentralfinanz eG)GermanEnglish
Rinn Beton- und Naturstein GmbH & Co. KGGerman
Robert Bosch GmbHGermanEnglish
Scholz & Friends Berlin GmbHGerman
Spar- und Bauverein eGGerman
Sparkasse BremenGerman
Sparkasse HannoverGerman
Sparkasse SaarbrückenGerman
Stadtreinigung Hamburg AöRGerman
Stadtsiedlung Heilbronn GmbHGerman
Stadtwerke Göttingen AGGerman
Steinbeis Papier GmbHGerman
Studiosus Reisen München GmbHGerman
Tchibo GmbHGermanEnglish
Triodos Bank N.V. DeutschlandGerman
TÜV Rheinland AGGerman
Unilever Deutschland Holding GmbH German
Unternehmensgruppe Nassauische Heimstätte WohnstadtGerman
VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co. KGGerman
Veolia Deutschland GmbHGerman
Vivawest GmbHGerman
Vivawest Wohnen GmbHGerman
Wankendorfer Baugenossenschaft für Schleswig-Holstein eGGerman
WeSustain GmbHGerman
WZR ceramic solutions GmbHGerman


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