In 2016, the DZ BANK Group signed up to the ‘wir zusammen’ [we together] integration campaign set up by German companies. The aim of the network is to create long-term prospects and opportunities for refugees. The DZ BANK Group also launched its own initiative in 2016, in which it sought to arrange 50 job-shadowing placements and internships for refugees. This target was exceeded in the very first year. In 2017, we are focusing on establishing the scheme even more firmly in our internal structures and offering high-quality opportunities for refugees. Going forward, for example, we will be looking at also creating apprenticeships for them within the DZ BANK Group.

Many DZ BANK employees are also volunteering in various refugee projects. Information on the projects is available on the intranet for all staff to see.