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 company management – what are known as the ESG criteria (ecological, social, governance).
In September 2018, we received the EPRA Sustainability Gold Award in Berlin for our efforts to increase transparency in our sustainability reporting. The 2018 reporting follows the current third version of the EPRA sBPR.
For our Sustainability Reporting 2017, which is based on the second version of the EPRA sBPR, we received the EPRA Sustainability Gold Award in the 'Most Improved Award' category 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.