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Sustainability Our value contribution

Our purpose is “We at Deutsche Börse create trust in the markets of today and tomorrow”. Trust is essential for functioning markets and sustainable economies. We provide fair and transparent, reliable and stable infrastructures that ensure safe and efficient markets around the globe and assume responsibility for the markets we organize, our employees, the environment and society.

In this sense, we view sustainability from two perspectives: On the one hand, we consider sustainability to be a priority for our internal processes. On the other hand, as a market infrastructure provider, we offer solutions that our customers can use to operate more sustainably themselves. This duality is also manifested in our sustainability strategy.

By providing market infrastructure, we foster growth and thus contribute to the prosperity of future generations. This takes place using a combination of several input factors of our value creation, which we describe below using the IIRC framework.

Our value creation process

Our value contribution

To implement our business model, we essentially need according to IIRC terminology four capitals (input factors), which we deploy within a binding regulatory framework: intellectual capital, human capital, financial capital and partnerships. They enable us to create short, medium and long-term value with our business model. Our result can be allocated to the following four outcome-dimensions:

Customers and markets

Our products and services contribute to increase transparency for market participants and to enable them to price in and integrate market developments, changes and transformations. In this way we enable better-informed decisions.


As an employer we take wide-ranging measures to use the full potential of our human capital. Furthermore, we strengthen our employee satisfaction and loyalty. All this helps to build an employer brand that illustrates what makes us unique and why talents should decide to work for us.

Economic situation

As a fast-growing company we create financial value, substance and returns on which our investors, employees, customers and society can build. 

Social environment

Social environment


Now online: Annual report 2023

Annual report 2023

The 2023 Annual report offers a detailed insight into the business performance of Deutsche Börse Group. In addition to the interactive PDF report, individual chapters are available as PDF files.