Areas for action at Deutsche Börse Group
The key criterion used to identify relevant areas for action at Deutsche Börse Group is their materiality, i.e. how essential a topic is, together with the general issue of whether it can be influenced by Deutsche Börse Group.
The materiality matrix shows the most important initiatives and topics addressed through surveys of internal and external stakeholders: the higher the strategic importance of an area for action, the greater its role in setting priorities in Deutsche Börse Group’s business operations. In evaluating the results from the stakeholder surveys it is assumed that if an area for action is mentioned by a stakeholder group, this means it can be influenced by the Group.
Generally speaking, the expectations and interests expressed by the stakeholder groups can be assigned to the strategic leitmotifs of sustainability management at Deutsche Börse Group. In other words, the key areas for action correspond either to the Group’s goal of strengthening trust in the markets it organises as an organiser of the international capital markets, of leading by example as a company listed on the stock exchange, and/or of improving the way the company and its business operations are perceived by the outside world in its role as a member of society.