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Our Road Map



Vonovia has launched a sustainability road map for the structured implementation of its sustainability efforts. The topics of climate change and a climate-neutral portfolio (E) as well as the action areas of social responsibility (S) and governance (G) are of particular importance.

Sustainability Road Map

Our aim

Our goals



What we achieved in 2021

Environment and Climate

Carbon reduction in the property portfolio/energy-efficient modernization

For the existing buildings in our portfolio, we aim to reduce carbon intensity annually and achieve a climate-neutral building portfolio by 2045.

Reduction of carbon intensity to <25 kg CO₂e/m² (in Germany)


Reduction of carbon intensity to 38.4 kg CO₂e/m² of rentable area (in Germany)

Implementation of climate path in Germany (carbon intensity) and expansion to Sweden and Austria


New scientific climate path for Germany developed with binding annual interim targets

Maintain refurbishment rate (in Germany) at around 3% on average


2.3% refurbishment rate achieved (in Germany)

Projection 2.0%–2.5%

Renewable energies and energy mix

We are pushing the expansion of renewable energy generation in our neighborhoods.

Install photovoltaic systems on 17,000 roofs with a total output of > 200 MWp


The number of turbines increased from 424 (output: 15.9 MWp) to 451 (output 16.8 MWp)

2022 target: 24.4 MWp

We provide future-fit mobility concepts in our neighborhoods.

Gradual expansion of charging infrastructure in our neighborhoods


Investment in the development and expansion of public charging stations for electromobility

Electric vehicles made available within the framework of car sharing schemes

Sustainable Construction and Development

Sustainable construction and refurbishment

In construction and conversion projects, we pay attention to optimized energy efficiency and environmentally conscious construction methods.

Reduction in average primary energy demand for new buildings to 31 kWh/m²


Average primary energy demand of new buildings of 338.6 kWh/m² in 2021

90% of new buildings completed in Germany in 2021 in energy class A/A+ (≤ 50 kWh/m²)

Society and Contribution to Urban Development

Community development and contribution to infrastructure

We carry out neighborhood development projects with cities and municipalities with the aim of improving infrastructure and social cohesion.

Holistic orientation of future community development projects while taking into account our climate protection goals


15 community development projects with around 8,600 residential units under implementation

€ 61.6 million invested for community development

Project management at a neighborhood level in progress

Funding framework and social projects expanded despite pandemic (around € 1.5 million invested)

Homes and Customers

Living at fair prices

We offer everyone a chance to have a home at a fair price.

Keep modernization affordable: The voluntary commitment to limit the allocation of modernization costs to € 2/m² will be largely retained


Hardship management scheme continued successfully

654 positive decisions reached out of 874 hardship cases; average allocation € 1.24/m²

Maintain special protection for people over 70


Over-70s arrangement to ensure affordable housing for tenants aged over 70 continued

161 positive decisions out of 316 requests

Homes that meet people’s needs and transformation due to demographic change

Every year, we modernize 30% of our newly rented apartments to meet the needs of an aging society.

Proportion of new rentals in Germany that are barrier-free, (partially) modernized apartments: approx. 30% annually


Proportion of new rentals that are barrier-free, (partially) modernized apartments: 30.0% achieved (10,070 apartments)

Customer satisfaction and service quality

We are continuously expanding our digital channels and offering extended accessibility. We regularly carry out customer satisfaction surveys.

Keep customer satisfaction levels high


4.5% increase in customer satisfaction (in Germany)

Improving the quality of communication and service by expanding the customer app with additional self-service functions

Corporate Culture and Employees

Attractiveness as an employer

We want to be perceived as an attractive, trustworthy and forward-looking employer. We regularly carry out employee surveys to improve our performance.

Keep employee satisfaction levels high across the Group


Group-wide survey performed in 2021

Increase in employee satisfaction by 5 percentage points

Around 1,900 new recruits, despite and during the coronavirus pandemic

Training rate at 5.0% (in Germany)

Approach to diversity and equal opportunities

We make sure that we take active measures to support women and to open up opportunities for them to assume management and technical roles.

Proportion of women in management positions at 29%


Target for the proportion of women in management positions extended to the entire Group

Increase proportion of women in management positions by over 2 percentage points to 28%

Gender pay gap at management level* <4%

Corporate Governance and Responsible Business Practices

Governance and compliance

We are a trustworthy and reliable partner. It goes without saying that all of our employees comply with laws and regulations.

Integrate sustainability into our management system


Sustainability index (SPI) introduced and included in report for the first time in 2021 – with relevance for remuneration at board and management levels

2021 SPI target achievement of 109%

Continue to avoid misconduct through consistent preventative measures


Whistleblowing hotline set up

Group-wide, web-based compliance risk analysis carried out

Development of a catalog of measures and expansion of the training catalog for compliance-related topics

Future Fitness and Capital Market

Appeal on the capital market

We are pursuing the goal of transparently presenting our sustainability performance to the capital market. One way we are doing this is by participating in relevant ESG ratings.

In relevant ESG ratings we aim to maintain or improve our performance


Good ESG rating performance in all relevant ratings

Green Bond Framework expanded: EU Taxonomy-aligned, including social bonds

Social & green bonds issued (March 2022)

  1. * Management level includes first and second management level below the Management Board.
  1. Target achieved Under implementation

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