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Sustainability in procurement

Procurement is critical to achieving the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

A graphic of United Nation's twelvth Sustainable Development goal: Responsible consumption and production

Procurement provides important impetus on the market to encourage sustainable production, mindful consumption and responsible supply chains.

A graphic of United Nation's eight Sustainable Development goal: Decent work and economic growth

Procurement obliges its suppliers to comply with human rights and also to follow them throughout the entire supply chain (implementation of the requirements of the “Supply Chain Due Diligence Act” from 1 January 2023).

A graphic of United Nation's ninth Sustainable Development goal: Industry innovation and infrastructure

Procurement requires invitations to tender to present and use technologies and concepts that are as future-proof as possible.

A graphic of United Nation's tenth Sustainable Development goal: Reduced Inequalities

Procurement is committed to eliminating inequalities when using suppliers and service providers.

Das Logo des 13. nachhaltigen Ziels der Vereinten Nationen: Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz

Procurement makes a significant contribution to sustainable banking operations with many commitments (e.g. green electricity, switching to electric cars, organic products, etc.).