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)
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 2020, Deutsche Wohnen received the EPRA Sustainability Gold Award for the fourth consecutive year.
ISS-ESG Corporate Rating
As part of the ISS-ESG corporate rating, Deutsche Wohnen has been awarded "Prime" status in 2020. 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
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