Vonovia’s business model is based on maintaining the value and long-term development of our real estate portfolio and on keeping our service promise to our customers. As the leading housing service provider in Germany, Austria and Sweden, we think holistically: economically, ecologically and socially.
In doing so, we focus intensively on the following questions: Can we keep housing affordable in the long term and at the same time expand our portfolio in the most energy-efficient, healthy and attractive way possible? How can elderly people also stay in their homes for as long as possible? How can we support the development of entire urban districts? And how can we ensure that we work under good conditions and can offer our tenants and business and cooperation partners fair and reliable terms?
On the following pages, we provide comprehensive information on how we meet our responsibilities towards our customers, society, the environment and our employees – and provide answers!
“Sustainability is firmly anchored in our company. We want to make the climate and energy turnaround happen and live up to our social and societal responsibility.”
It is our aspiration to always fulfil our responsibility towards the environment and society in the best possible way. We achieve this by focusing our commitment on those areas that are particularly relevant to us and our stakeholders.
We redefined the material topics in 2020 as part of an extensive materiality analysis. The materiality matrix that emerged from this process replaces the list of material topics that has been in place since 2017.
Our Understanding of Sustainability
Vonovia is a part of society. Our business is to provide people with a fundamental need – a place they call home. As a sustainable and responsible housing company, we feel a special obligation towards our more than one million customers in Germany, Austria and Sweden – and at the same time towards society, the environment and our shareholders.
Please sneak into Our Understanding of Sustainability for more information.
We consider 8 of the 17 United Nations Sustainability Development Goals (SDG) to be material to our business activities and aligned with our sustainability strategy.
We expect to have positive impacts particularly on these important goals.
Please find here more information on our Contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals.
Here you can find our ESG publications and downloads.