We follow a strategic sustainability programme with ambitious goals in our five areas of action and the measures derived thereof.
The construction sector accounts for around 40% of energy consumption and approximately 30% of Germany’s carbon dioxide emissions. ‘Decarbonisation’ should be achieved in this area by 2050. This means that Germany’s housing business, with around 20 million rented units, plays a key role in environmental policy. We use our knowledge, experience and strength to develop solutions and make them a reality to help meet policy goals.
Answers to key questions
Keeping tomorrow in view – this is what all of our actions today are about. Our responsibility to the future is the guide for our decisions in the here and now with regard to our employees, our tenants, our properties and climate protection. For us, sustainability means taking the manifold needs of all generations in society into account. We want to enable people to live and flourish together in their homes by making people’s satisfaction and an intact environment our top priority. This is what we are committed to.
Since 2012, Deutsche Wohnen has provided comprehensive annual reports on its sustainability activities. Our most recent report is in accordance with the globally recognised guiding principles of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI Standards). We continue to develop our database on economic, environmental and social indicators. In April 2021 we published our ninth sustainability report.
Sustainability reports of previous years can be found in our sustainability archive.
Green Finance Framework
Raising green financing is a natural continuation of Deutsche Wohnen’s commitment to sustainable development and integrates the company’s overall strategy with its access to financial markets.Learn more
To measure our sustainability performance, we follow leading evaluation systems and ESG ratings for the assessment of property companies’ performance.
Find out more about our ESG ratings results and our DNK declaration of compliance.