This report describes how the work of the Human Resources function is anchored in and supports Deutsche Bank’s strategy. The bank wishes to provide transparency with regard to HR topics, and in so doing, takes its orientation both from standards which already exist and those that are currently being developed. A sound basis for industry-wide benchmarks can only be ensured if other companies also engage in transparent reporting. This publication will provide you with all of our key employee figures. The reporting period corresponds to Deutsche Bank’s financial year (January through December 2017). The HR Report is being made accessible to the general public in this form for the fifth time.
When compiling key employee figures, we apply some criteria of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 standard, as well as the Human Capital Reporting (HCR10) recommendations for transparent HR reporting, which has a special focus on DAX30 companies. Moreover, since 2011, Deutsche Bank has been actively involved in the Technical Committee 260 of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which addresses the topic of HR management and is also represented on national mirror committees, such as ANSI (US), BSI (UK) and DIN (Germany).
This report covers relevant HR topics extensively, while only a subsection of employee statistics and strategic HR activities are covered in the Financial Report and Corporate Responsibility Report of Deutsche Bank AG. Fundamental company information and key financial figures can be found in Deutsche Bank’s annual financial statements and Management Report.
Data review and transparency
Employees from the Communications & Corporate Social Responsibility department worked closely together with their colleagues in Human Resources to compile the data relevant for their areas of responsibility and integrated them into this report.
Feedback and comments
We regard the dialogue with our stakeholders and developing our reporting in line with their information requirements as an ongoing endeavor. Please feel free to use the contact details in the imprint to send us your feedback and comments.
Online presence on HR topics
For detailed information about our training and career opportunities for students, graduates and professionals, as well as worldwide vacant positions, see . Insights from our young employees can be found primarily on our social media channels.
Diversity online presence
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Pippa Lambert, Karen Meyer, Guido Fuhrmann
Christine Peters, Martin Geier, Rainer Braun
Date of publication
March 16, 2018
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