Since 2012, Helaba has been publishing environmental data about its own operational business. In 2017, we established a systematic, group-wide data collection structure for environmental data that covers 95 percent of our locations. In this way, we will be able to measure and manage the impact of our business on the environment and the climate more effectively.
In 2016, Frankfurter Sparkasse launched a reorganisation of its existing environmental management system. Despite temporarily suspending Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) certification, it adheres to the environmental standards it had previously achieved. Relevant processes have been put in place and will continue to be applied regardless of a voluntary certification. Therefore, in case of possible re-certification, the bank will be able to ensure almost seamless continuity from existing standards (EMAS, ISO 14001).
Since 2017 we collect employee data on a group-wide level. Employee data is an established component of our Group reporting and is being continually enhanced.
In 2016, we conducted a bank-wide survey among our staff, in which around 83 percent of all employees participated. At the same time, Frankfurter Sparkasse also carried out its own staff survey. The results of both surveys provide an overview of the status of our corporate and management cultures. The results formed the basis for deriving strategic and operational recommendations for action in the entire company. In 2018, Frankfurter Sparkasse conducted a follow-up survery to monitor the status of implementation.
We will regularly conduct staff surveys to gather insights and interests of our employees.
Sustainability activities are also based on feedback from outside the organisation. We evaluate the annual rating assessments compiled by the sustainability rating agencies MSCI, sustainalytics, ISS-oekom and imug in order to derive any required action.