We base our approach on the leading evaluation systems for measuring property companies’ performance in terms of sustainability, particularly EPRA sBPR (Best Practices Recommendations for Sustainability Reporting) and GRESB (Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark). Our focus is on the aspects of the environment, society and corporate governance – what are known as the ESG criteria (ecological, social, governance).
The Sustainability Reporting 2019 is aligned with the current third version of the EPRA sBPR guidelines. In September 2019, we received the EPRA Sustainability Gold Award for the third consecutive year in the context of the annual EPRA conference in Madrid.
The Sustainability Reporting 2018 is aligned with the current third version of the EPRA sBPR guidelines. In September 2018, we received the EPRA Sustainability Gold Award in the course of the annual EPRA conference in Berlin.
The Sustainability Reporting 2017 is aligned with the second version of the EPRA sBPR guidelines. For our efforts to increase transparency in our sustainability reporting we received the EPRA Sustainability Gold Award in the 'Most Improved Award' category in the course of the annual EPRA conference in London in September 2017.
As part of the ISS-oekom corporate rating, Deutsche Wohnen has been awarded "Prime" status. It is given to companies that meet the demanding requirements of ISS-oekom for the sustainability performance in their industry. About 10% of the approximately 300 real estate companies rated by ISS-oekom worldwide have been granted the "Prime" status.