Our commitment to the SDGs
Through the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the United Nations has agreed on a World Future Treaty, which defines a common Agenda 2030. The SDGs cover environmental, social and economic objectives of sustainable development. They also form the basis for the German Federal Government’s national sustainability strategy. DBGroup is expressly committed to the ten principles of the UNGC. For this reason, we also feel committed to the objectives of the Agenda 2030 and the SDGs.
As a Group with a global reach, we contribute to achieving the SDGs in a variety of ways and view them as an important anchor point for critically reviewing and developing the focus of our sustainability work. As a result, five focus SDGs were identified that are most consistent with our strategic focuses and the topics identified as material for our stakeholders by the materiality analysis (2019 Integrated Report). These relate to the following SDGs:
- Decent work and economic growth
- Industry, innovation and infrastructure
- Sustainable cities and communities
- Responsible consumption and production
- Climate action
These SDGs continued to be prioritized in 2020. We are aiming for further development for 2021.