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of the overall portfolio properties by market value are certified

Green building certifications according to


Green-Building- Zertifizierungen

Infinity Office: Award-Winning!

In 2021, the “Infinity Office” scheme in Düsseldorf received two sustainability citations:

  • Gold level German Sustainable Building Certificate
  • Commendation by the State Government of North Rhine-Westphalia as “energy-efficient non-residential building in North Rhine-Westphalia

We Live and Breathe Diversity!

Personal and Cultural Diversity

There is huge potential in diversity. Because bringing personal know-how, diversified skills, and different best practices together will create new solution approaches.

We attach great importance to the diversity of our teams, and promote it on all levels.

52 %

48 %

By year-end 2020, DIC had employees from 13different nations on its payroll

DIC Green Bond Framework

Green Finance

Taking New Approaches
ESG-Linked Promissory Note

With the issuance of an ESG-linked promissory note, we are once again engaging in a pioneering effort within our industry.

By linking the interest rates to reliably measurable sustainability metrics , we define concrete guidelines for our investment and refurbishment activities. Our objective is to raise our green building ratio in our own portfolio (Commercial Portfolio) to at least 20% by the end of 2023.

Clearing this mark will bring down the interest rate for subsequent interest rate periods by 5 basis points.

A positive contribution to climate change mitigation will simultaneously lower our finance expense – clearly a win-win arrangement.

Interest rate effects of the green building ratio

green finance
  • Issuance volume of EUR 250 million

  • Annual average interest rate of 1.78%

  • Average maturity 4.2 years

  • Review of the ratio in the years 2023, 2026 and 2029
  • If the green building ratio rises above 20%, the interest rate for the subsequent interest rate period will decline by 5 basis points

ESG Roadmap

We manage our business proactively in line with sustainability aspects by our experienced management. In our ESG roadmap – which we keep expanding – we focus both on near-term and medium-term goals to implement our ESG strategy.


The ESG management approach for our properties (360-degree approach):

Implementation and further development

starting 2021


ESG portfolio screening

(using prioritised ESG criteria and science based benchmarks)

starting in 2021


”ESG clauses” in standard contracts:

amending e. g. lease agreements (“green leases”), facility management contracts (energy management & “green FM”)

starting in 2021


Active involvement in the real estate industry



Digital ESG data:

digitisation of raw data for our control and reporting processes

starting in 2021


Risk management including ESG aspects:

review & expansion (e.g. TCFD requirements)



ESG strategy & ESG organisation:

ongoing development, integration & institutionalisation

starting in 2021


Digital building efficiency:

initiating pilots

starting in 2021


Further development of our acquisition and investment strategy:

investment in energy-efficient and sustainable real estate

starting 04/2021

ESG-linked promissory note (First Testing 2023)


ESG knowledge networking


starting 06/2021


Guidelines with ESG relevance:

publication and (ongoing) development (e. g. compliance, IT)

starting Q2 2021


Communication on the topics of ESG and sustainability:

intensification of exchange with stakeholders & employees on various channels

starting 02/2021

launch of the DIC Office Hub (internal)

starting 06/2021

homepage update


Ongoing education of employees on ESG-related topics

starting 09/2021


ESG reporting & ESG ratings

– expansion and standardisation (e.g. disclosure and taxonomy, UN SDGs)
– participation in relevant ESG ratings in order to improve rating

starting Q3 2021


Employer branding

Staff retention and employee development, attractiveness as employer
– implementing recurrent employee feedback loops and pulse surveys
– implementation of employee benefits

starting Q4 2021


Occupational health & safety:

– implementation of a health day
– recurrent communication on occupational health in the DIC Office Hub

starting Q4 2021


“Green products & services” for tenants:

initiating and offering sustainable and digital concepts

starting Q4 2021


Charitable and societal involvement:

Selection of one (or several) pro-bono initiative that is suggested and actively supported by employees


ESG Download-Center

NB 2020

Sustainability Report 2020