Sustainability

As a leading provider of data and information to the financial market, we promote sustainable and responsible development of the financial markets.

On the way to a sustainable future

Brexit, the coronavirus crisis, climate change, the war in Ukraine and inflation – our world has changed rapidly in recent years. And with it, the framework in which we live and do business. Companies have a key role to play in creating a sustainable future in this constantly changing environment. Sustainability is based on three pillars: Environmental, Economic and Social. The 3-pillar model of sustainability is intended to express the fact that sustainable development can only be achieved if ecological, economic and social goals are pursued simultaneously and in equal measure.
 
Sustainability and corporate responsibility in relation to ecological, economic and social goals are closely linked to the concept of ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) – the cornerstone of sustainable value creation. ESG criteria serve as a benchmark for the performance and impact of companies on their environment and society.

At WM Gruppe, we are aware that our decisions have an impact on the environment, the economy and society. We therefore try to take all aspects of sustainability into account in our actions – from our employees and internal company processes to the impact of our actions on nature, the environment and people. As a link between the economy and the financial markets, we know that we are actively involved in the transformation towards a sustainable future. We provide data and news to enable the financial world to operate sustainably and drive positive change.
 
Although we have already taken the first steps, we are aware that this can only be the beginning. We are therefore pursuing our path consistently and are working on developing a sustainability strategy. This includes preparing a voluntary non-financial report, carrying out a double materiality assessment (to identify the impact of our company on the environment and the environment on our company) and calculating our carbon footprint in order to continuously improve our contribution to sustainability. We aim to create an integrated sustainability strategy that closely links our corporate goals with the principles of sustainability.

ESG at the heart of our actions

ESG stands for Environmental, Social and Governance – the cornerstones of sustainable value creation. Our approach is based on social responsibility, ecological commitment and good corporate governance. We play an important role as a provider of information and data for the financial industry. Together with our customers and stakeholders, we strive to drive forward a sustainable economy. We therefore integrate this commitment into our internal and external processes.

 

 

At a time when we are experiencing more and more extreme weather and feeling the effects of climate change, we are committed to protecting the environment. We pay attention to our supply chains and regionality in order to keep our ecological footprint low. We use environmentally friendly paper for our print products. In addition, we are consciously expanding our product portfolio with a focus on sustainability and developing innovative solutions to environmental challenges. We are determined to make a positive contribution to the environment and drive change towards a sustainable future.

Our society is changing. Technological progress, demographics and globalisation are only a few examples of the challenges we will face in the future. We are aware of our responsibility as a company and want to support the transformation of society as a trustworthy partner. As an employer, we prioritise a safe and inclusive working environment that enhances the well-being of our employees. We promote diversity and equal opportunities, enable professional development and support work-life balance. Our fair remuneration reflects our commitment to equity. Through our transparent leadership behaviour, we contribute to the positive development of our community. This commitment is deeply rooted in our corporate culture and forms the basis for a sustainable future.

As a company with a 75-year tradition, we are committed to sustainable values. Our governance structure reflects our commitment to transparency and integrity. Our independent Supervisory Board, which is led by our shareholders, ensures responsible corporate governance. We place great importance on compliance and ethics, which is reflected in regular training for our employees. Diversity in leading positions, right up to our Managing Directors, is also a key element of our approach to governance. As a result, different perspectives and experiences flow into our decision-making processes and combine our long-standing tradition with modern leadership.

 

 

Provision of sustainable financial solutions

 

We support our customers in making sustainable decisions. With our data and expertise, we show ways in which risks can be reduced and processes optimised. Our data and information on sustainability is accurate, easy to understand and comparable. We are also continuously expanding our range of sustainable products at both WM Datenservice and Börsen-Zeitung.

We use our information and data to support our clients in the following areas:

  • Improvement of our own standards for environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting
  • Fulfilment of regulatory obligations and compliance requirements
  • Reduction of reputational risk

 

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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – Our commitment to a better future

 

We see ourselves not only as economic players, but also as part of the global community. That is why we are committed to the United Nations‘ SDGs in order to achieve a positive and long-term impact on society and the environment.

 

What are SDGs?

The SDGs are a set of 17 global goals adopted by the United Nations in 2015. They provide a comprehensive roadmap for sustainable development by 2030 and address a wide range of challenges, including poverty, inequality, pollution, lack of education and much more. Each goal pursues the common goal of creating a better world for all, where prosperity, justice and well-being for all humanity are in harmony with the ecological limitations of our planet.

Our contribution to the SDGs

SDG 3: Good health and well-being

SDG 4: Quality education

SDG 5: Gender equality

SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth

SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure

SDG 13: Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz

SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

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