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We base our approach on the leading evaluation systems particularly EPRA sBPR and several ESG ratings for measuring property companies’ performance in terms of sustainability. Our focus is on the aspects of the environment, society and corporate governance – what are known as the ESG criteria (ecological, social and governance).

SASB Index – Real Estate Standards

SASB (Sustainability Accounting Standards Board) contains metrics which are sector specific. It identifies a range of ESG relevant issues for 77 industries. Deutsche Wohnen aspires to provide transparency. Therefore, we publish metrics following the SASB standard in addition to GRI on which our sustainability reporting is based. In the following document the SASB standards are referenced with the corresponding GRI indicator and substantiated with current data.

SASB- and GRI-Standards (PDF)

Sustainability ratings


Every year since 2012 EPRA [European Public Real Estate Association], the eurpean association of listed property companies, has given out the Sustainability Awards. Their aim is to encourage companies in the property industry to be more open and transparent with regard to their sustainability reporting, in line with the EPRA Best Practice Recommendations on Sustainability Reporting [EPRA sBPR]. In 2021, Deutsche Wohnen received the EPRA Sustainability Gold Award for the fifth consecutive year.

EPRA Sustainability Reporting 2021 (PDF)

EPRA Sustainability Reporting 2020 (PDF)

EPRA Sustainability Reporting 2019 (PDF)

EPRA Sustainability Reporting 2018 (PDF)

EPRA Sustainability Reporting 2017 (PDF)

ISS-ESG Corporate Rating

As part of the ISS-ESG corporate rating, Deutsche Wohnen has been awarded once again "Prime" status in 2021. It is given to companies that meet the demanding requirements of ISS-ESG for the sustainability performance in their industry. About 20% of the approximately 360 real estate companies rated by ISS-ESG worldwide have been granted the "Prime" status.

Sustainalytics ESG Risk Rating

As part of the Sustainalytics ESG Risk Rating, Deutsche Wohnen is classified in the second lowest risk category (low) with a score of 12.1. This puts us in the top 2% on a global scale and in the top 6% of companies in the real estate sector.


In 2021, Deutsche Wohnen SE received a rating of AA (on a scale of AAA-CCC) in the MSCI ESG Ratings assessment.1

1 The use by Deutsche Wohnen SE of any MSCI ESG Research LLC or its affiliates (“MSCI”) data, and the use of MSCI logos, trademarks, service marks or index names herein, do not constitute a sponsorship, endorsement, recommendation, or promotion of Deutsche Wohnen SE by MSCI. MSCI services and data are the property of MSCI or its information providers, and are provided ‘as-is’ and without warranty. MSCI names and logos are trademarks or service marks of MSCI.

German Sustainability Code (DNK)

Deutsche Wohnen published its third declaration of compliance with the German Sustainability Code (DNK) in November 2018 and therefore fulfilled the sector-specific requirements stipulated in the supplement for the residential real estate industry.

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Viktor Sobschenko
Sustainability Management/CSR-Reporting