Sustainability

Sustainability as Part of Our Corporate Strategy

DIC Asset AG focuses on the long-term exploitation of opportunities and the sustainable optimisation of its business practices. At the centre of its corporate strategy is the generation of secure, steady long-term income via our highly productive in-house property management platform. The objective here is to increase the rental income and property market values of the directly owned Commercial Portfolio and to boost the recurrent revenues from the management services that are generated in the fast-trading institutional investor business.

As one of Germany’s leading listed real estate companies, DIC Asset AG is committed to a sustainable development: To ensure its long-term financial success, the company’s senior management takes ESG aspects (“ecological, social, governance”) into account in addition to economic aspects. The strategy focuses on identifying, monitoring and possibly mitigating the adverse consequences of our business activities under any of these aspects. The active communication with tenants, business partners, employees, investors and occupiers plays a key role in this context. After all, it is the cultivation of lasting stakeholder relationships, characterised by integrity and reciprocity, that lets you define our priorities when seeking the most effective ways to handle new challenges and opportunities.

Our economic sustainability principles

  • Investments in sustainable value-added through acquisitions and redevelopments of existing buildings
  • Stable long-term cashflows on the basis of an optimised diversified real estate portfolio
  • Yield-driven growth and corporate development in sync with our business model and its two earnings mainstays
  • Continuity in terms of diversified positive contributions to operating income and dividends, even in times of crisis
  • Balanced financial structure with a long-term horizon and diversified funding sources

Our ecological sustainability principles

  • Energy and cost-effective management of the real estate under our management
  • Long-term measures for portfolio properties and property developments
  • Optimisation and reduction of CO₂ emissions and resource consumption

Our principles of social sustainability

  • Developing a positive corporate culture as well as a safe and pleasant working environment
  • Helping employees to unfold and develop their potential, not least through continuing education and market-consistent pay
  • Cultivating long-term partnerships with highly productive companies
  • Handling historically evolved neighbourhoods respectfully through sensitive urban development
  • Sponsoring charitable and social commitments, specifically to promote community development

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As a commercial enterprise, we are committed to preserving the long-term viability of our company and of our environment both, which is why we have continuously reported about our sustainability activities since 2009.

Starting in March 2011, this has taken the form of a separate annual report in order to create an appropriate frame for the growing significance of the sustainability subject in our company.