Sustainability management

Our commitment to the SDG

Through the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the United Nations has agreed on a World Future Treaty and a common Agenda 2030. The SDGs cover ecological, social and economic objectives of sustainable development. They also form the basis for the German Federal Government’s national sustainability strategy. We are committed to the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact (UN GC). For this reason, we also feel committed to the objectives of the Agenda 2030 and the SDGs.

As a globally active group, we rely on the SDGs in a variety of ways. In order to focus ourselves, we updated our internal prioritization of the SDGs in the year under review in the context of our new strategy and 2019 materiality analysis. This assessment helps us to examine and further develop the key points of our sustainability work and communication. As a result, we reduced the number of our focus SDGs from six to five. These show the most consistent alignment with our strategic focus and the material topics for our stakeholders. We focus on SDGs No. 8, No. 9, No. 11, No. 12 and No. 13. In the future, SDG No. 3 will no longer be a focus SDG.

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