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Our energy scouts are on the ball

Maybe you've heard of our ticket machine scouts? They show passengers how to use our ticket machines properly. For some years now, we have also had energy scouts, who identify energy-related shortcomings at our company and develop proposals for improving performance. They can help us in our aim to reduce our energy costs and CO2 emissions even further.

DB Long Distance joined forces with Germany's chambers of industry and commerce in 2015 to establish a recognized training course for energy scouts. And our energy scouts have been busy. They have already optimized the inspection pit lighting system at the Frankfurt maintenance depot, and they have installed solar-powered LED spotlights at the Cologne depot's bike station.

Two of our trainees even made it into the top five projects in the "medium-sized companies" category at the 2019 award ceremony for best talent with their project, an eBike charging station supplied with solar energy. 

DB trainees Tim Schrötter and Jannes Matiszek at the best award