With Strong Rail, we have anchored sustainability as a central purpose in our Group strategy. With the Green Transformation and our social responsibility, we are pursuing a holistic approach that encompasses the entire Deutsche Bahn Group.
Climate neutral by 2040: To achieve this goal, we are relying on four powerful instruments – increasing the share of green electricity, expanding electrification, phasing out diesel, and entering the heat transition.
We take responsibility for ensuring that our ecosystem remains healthy. DB's Green Transformation sees us working on solutions that benefit biodiversity.
We only have this one planet with its unique ecosystem. That's why we at Deutsche Bahn want to have implemented a complete circular economy by 2040.
Quiet trains make for Strong Rail. That is why we at Deutsche Bahn are working to minimize railway noise for over 50% of people affected by 2030 and for everyone affected by 2050.
Together with partners, DB is working on solutions to manage its own land sustainably. For example, around the Delmenhorst interlocking. Here, our employees have created a special biotope on an area of 5,000 square meters.
In December 2023, we inaugurated the first small green station in Zorneding in Bavaria. Thanks to modular timber construction, we were able to save around 50 percent of CO2 emissions during construction. Operation is also sustainable and saves a lot of CO2 thanks to photovoltaic systems, battery storage and heat pumps.
To ensure that our trains also have a good climate, we are testing new HVAC systems. The first HVAC systems using the natural refrigerant propane are already in passenger service and are proving their worth even at high outside temperatures. They are being used in our new vehicles, such as the cars in the new ICE 3neo fleet.
By upcycling, we give old products and materials a new lease of life. In this way, we conserve resources and avoid waste.
At Deutsche Bahn, we shape the lives and work of many people. That is why it is important for us to strengthen the sense of community between us all and set a good example.
As a large company at the heart of society, we encounter many social concerns. We feel obligated to give back to society in a variety of ways. Deutsche Bahn Foundation, our independent charitable arm, plays a vital role in this regard.
Our society is diverse. That is why we promote diversity as an integral part of our corporate culture, both internally and externally.
We are aware that our company has a complex past within the broader context of Germany's history. We believe it is important to preserve the memory of the past, while looking forward for the sake of future generations.
At Deutsche Bahn's Sustainability Forum, decision-makers from politics, business, civil society and science meet to discuss the challenges of the future.
Deutsche Bahn is an important part of society and public life. As a result, it is essential for us to maintain a dialogue for partnership and a relationship built on trust with our stakeholders.
The Modern Slavery Act Statement made by Deutsche Bahn Group sets out the steps DB Group is taking to reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking taking place in its business and supply chain.
With the DB Train Simulator, anyone can become a virtual train driver and learn how to get a train to its destination using as little energy as possible.