GTR Award 2016 GTR Award 2016


Commerzbank awarded for its significant contribution to sustainability


Commerzbank has been recognised as the “Bank that has made the most significant contribution to sustainability” by leading specialist publication, Global Trade Review, as part of the magazine’s “Leaders in Trade 2016” awards.

Ruediger Geis, Head Product Management Trade, comments: “We’re pleased to be recognised for our efforts in the sustainability field, and particularly honoured to be included among such high-calibre nominees. This award is testament to our dedication to corporate responsibility, strong sustainability standards and transparent reporting – which will only rise in importance in the years ahead.”

Geis explains: “At Commerzbank we’ve made it our mission to factor environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns into decision making. As a trade bank, this especially means making the ‘business case’ for sustainable trade to all stakeholders in the global economy in order to strengthen the long-term resilience of supply chains. It also means evaluating the commerce we finance on strict reputational risk criteria, and adopting progressive guidelines and principles. With such measures, both we and our clients might better meet the challenges of the future.”

Global Trade Review’s annual Leaders in Trade Awards recognise the “best in the business” in the world of commerce.