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Sustainability at MLP

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Sustainability at MLP

Awarded commitment to education and work, climate and the environment

Sustainability represents a commitment to sustainable development of the economy, society and the environment. MLP makes its contribution as a company through its system of strategic sustainability management. This involves remaining economically successful in the long term, while at the same time acting with ecological and social responsibility.

Uwe Schroeder-Wildberg, Vorstandsvorsitzender MLP SE im Portrait

„Sustainable actions represent a key component of our services and activities. So that, MLP takes ecological as well as social aspects into account and we attach great importance to responsible, long-term oriented corporate management.”

Dr. Uwe Schroeder-Wildberg
Chief Executive Officer at MLP SE

Sustainable development

We acknowledge the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) of the United Nations for a better and more sustainable future for all. The following goals are particularly relevant for us as a company – with a view to our core business.

Work and education

As a responsible employer, our task is to set the conditions for responsible conduct and for displaying mutual respect.

Education represents a key value for MLP. As a knowledge-based service provider, great emphasis is placed on both the qualification and development of our client consultants and employees. A high-quality range of training courses therefore represents an indispensable prerequisite for high-quality client consulting. A significant amount of this training is performed at our MLP Corporate University. This is flanked by the focus of our private client business on a client group with academic degrees, for whom education is also an important factor.

Gender equality

MLP benefits from the diversity of its employees, which is why we actively promote diversity and equality as a matter of course and create the necessary framework conditions for this.

Only in this way - with many talents, different backgrounds and strengths - can we benefit together in a challenging and future-oriented environment.

The core of our corporate culture is always responsible action and respectful cooperation. We implement this in an open and team-oriented corporate culture.

Environment and climate protection

Our climate protection strategy provides the operational framework for the climate protection activities of the MLP Group and should ensure that we have everything in place for achieving climate neutrality by 2022 and beyond.

We are committed to responsible use of resources. To this end, efficient environmental and resource management is anchored in MLP's sustainability management strategy.

MLP uses electricity from renewable energy sources throughout the Group and is also actively committed to securing affordable and clean energy with its goal of achieving carbon neutrality.

Our commitment

We have aligned our commitment to climate protection with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that are particularly relevant for MLP. Alongside preservation of biodiversity, by compensating for our emissions we also support social aspects, such as education for local people.

We support our nature – both internationally and nationally. We see the increasing clearing of virgin forests worldwide as a key driver of climate change. This is why we support protection of an area of rainforest in the Amazon. However, our forests in Germany are also suffering from climate change and its consequences. We are therefore supplementing our commitment through a programme of reforestation for domestic tree varieties that can help sustainably absorb CO2.

Forest protection in Peru

Planting trees in Germany

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Forest protection in Peru: Climate protection project in the Amazon to preserve the forest and biodiversity, including environmental education for the local population. (ClimatePartner 1057)
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Planting trees in Germany: Regional projects protect natural habitats such as domestic forests or the Alps, or make their own contribution to changes in agricultural policy. These are important for adapting to climate change.

Our fields of action

What characterises MLP

MLP is a knowledge-based service provider, at which qualified and motivated employees, as well as self-employed client consultants represent the fundamental basis for sustainable corporate success.

The MLP Group is the partner for all financial matters – for private clients, companies and institutional investors. Five brands, each of which enjoys a leading position in its respective market, offer a broad range of services.

In addition to compliance with relevant legal provisions, we have devised Group-wide compliance guidelines which define general standards of good conduct and principles for the companies in the MLP Group.

Our climate protection strategy provides the framework for the climate protection activities of the MLP Group and aims to guarantee the requisite approach for achieving climate neutrality by the year 2022 and beyond. To keep our use of resources appropriate, as well as price and ecology conscious, our infrastructure management unit focuses on continuously improving our energy efficiency.

Consultant and client business

MLP already laid the foundations for the digitalisation strategy and its implementation throughout the Group several years ago.

Maintaining consistently high quality consulting makes an important contribution to our added value. This is why we place great emphasis on training our self-employed client consultants at MLP.

When selecting partners and products, we therefore employ high quality standards and place great emphasis on objective and transparent criteria.

Particularly when reaching financial decisions, however, clients are placing ever greater emphasis on sustainability with regard to a company's alignment and its products. Sustainable alignment of a company or a product can be reflected in economic, social, ethical and ecological aspects. We already have corresponding product offerings available to our clients in the consulting fields of wealth management, provision, non-life insurance and health insurance and will continue to expand these.

As a consultancy covering all financial questions and issues, MLP operates in a complex and constantly changing market and competitive environment and must be capable of repeatedly convincing its clients of the benefits associated with its services.

Our seals and awards we have received

"The threads of all sustainability initiatives throughout the Group come together at my desk. This means that I work with our Executive Board to define targets and measures that we are keen to use as a way of initiating changes. One major objective in this regard is securing climate neutrality* in the MLP Group. We are primarily targeting this by avoiding emissions, but also by compensating unavoidable emissions."

* Climate neutrality of the MLP Group includes greenhouse gas emissions that occur directly within the organisation (Scope 1) as well as emissions caused by the provision of energy outside the organisation (Scope 2). In addition, we record emissions caused by our business activities (Scope 3). The aspects and system scope already taken into account can be found in our sustainability report. Other indirect emissions that occur outside the company during the production of raw materials and preliminary products, the use and disposal of products, or other processes are not subject to climate neutrality.

Jutta Herrmann, Nachhaltigkeitsbeauftragte MLP

Jutta Herrmann

Sustainability officer


phone: 06222/308-3694

CSR Committee

In the CSR Committee, the sustainability officers from all key companies in the MLP Group work on further development, as well as Group-wide coordination of sustainability topics at MLP.