DWS Commits to Human Capital Reporting Standards

DWS has today committed itself to the Human Capital Reporting Standards ISO30414 – Human Resources Management: Guidelines for internal and external human capital reporting – set out by the International Standards Organization (ISO) at the end of 2018.

The standards provide guidance on the human capital metrics companies should report internally and those they should disclose publicly – including core HR areas such as organizational culture, recruitment and turnover, productivity, health and safety, and leadership. Their main purpose is to make employee contributions to the business more transparent to investors and to capture details on the measurement and evaluation of human capital metrics.

Kristina Fluegel, Head of DWS Human Resources: “We are absolutely delighted to be one of the first organizations to be certified in accordance with these standards and aspire to lead in this developing area of disclosure. This is particularly important given that enhanced human capital disclosures will improve sustainability, investment analysis, investee engagement and stewardship, client understanding and the management of organizations globally.”

DWS recognizes that effective management and development of human capital is a key driver of its organizational success and sustainable people management. It is also a fundamental part of the firm’s commitment to the Social and Governance ESG pillars and strategy to support the global community in achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

For further information please contact:

Adib Sisani
+49 69 / 910 61960

James Kerrison
+44 (0) 20 754 75155

About DWS Group
DWS Group (DWS) is one of the world's leading asset managers with EUR 759bn of assets under management (as of 30 September 2020). Building on more than 60 years of experience, it has a reputation for excellence in Germany, Europe, the Americas and Asia. DWS is recognized by clients globally as a trusted source for integrated investment solutions, stability and innovation across a full spectrum of investment disciplines.

We offer individuals and institutions access to our strong investment capabilities across all major asset classes and solutions aligned to growth trends. Our diverse expertise in Active, Passive and Alternatives asset management – as well as our deep environmental, social and governance focus – complement each other when creating targeted solutions for our clients. Our expertise and on-the-ground-knowledge of our economists, research analysts and investment professionals are brought together in one consistent global CIO View, which guides our investment approach strategically.

DWS wants to innovate and shape the future of investing: with approximately 3,400 employees in offices all over the world, we are local while being one global team. We are investors – entrusted to build the best foundation for our clients’ future.


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