With more than 300,000 employees worldwide, billions of passengers and a wide array of business partners, Deutsche Bahn plays a major role in society. As a pillar of society, we have a responsibility to bear and are measured by our actions.
Sustainability is a firm component of our Strong Rail strategy. We take social responsibility, in line with our basic approach as a company.
For us, demonstrating a stance means having a clear and value-based position, expressing it internally and publicly, and acting on it. At DB, we want to be a place where attitude is communicated and where we come together based on values.
Multifaceted social engagement
At Deutsche Bahn, we have been practicing corporate social responsibility for a long time and across all divisions; this includes our role as a fair employer, sustainable and transparent supply chains, the protection and promotion of human rights, taking on corporate digital responsibility and handling our historical responsibility with a special culture of remembrance. The DB Group partners with the independent Deutsche Bahn Foundation and the BSW & EWH Foundation Family to support this multifaceted social engagement.
Our key stakeholders are at the heart of our social responsibility. We have a special bond with them, be they our employees, customers and business partners or society as a whole.
Four standpoints as a compass of social values
Four standpoints shape our actions and provide orientation for us and our stakeholders. They line up with our fundamental convictions and our social value compass at Deutsche Bahn:
We strengthen community
We support social engagement
We promote diversity
We take responsibility for our history
This provides us with clear guidance for our social responsibility and allows us to take a systematic approach. We derive our specific actions from these four standpoints. The four standpoints thus include more than 20 key focus areas with many individual activities and initiatives. For example, we support refugees in a variety of ways, help train station missions. and regularly send a strong message advocating diversity and tolerance at Christopher Street Day. That is social responsibility in action. For people.
At Deutsche Bahn, we shape the daily lives and work of many people like no other company. That is why we aim to strengthen our community and set the best possible example. For example, we ensure that our employees have a respectful working environment, and we nurture reliable relationships with our customers and business partners based on integrity. We also value reliable social partnerships characterized by mutual trust. The BSW & EWH Foundation Family plays a prominent role here as Deutsche Bahn's largest social partner.
Supporting social engagement
Deutsche Bahn is a pillar of society. That is why we want to make our contribution to the community. The independent Deutsche Bahn Foundation plays a vital role in supporting social engagement. It was founded to unite the DB Museum and Deutsche Bahn's charitable activities under one roof, develop their programming and increase their visibility. It runs projects in the key focus areas of education and integration with the aim of improving equal opportunities and helping people in need. It also promotes volunteer work. Beyond the foundation, too, the DB Group takes a variety of steps to advocate for social causes.
Diversity is an integral and essential part of Deutsche Bahn's corporate culture. As such, we want to create a respectful and non-discriminatory working environment in which all people have equitable opportunities to develop, incorporate their perspectives and thus contribute to the success of the company. That is why we promote workplace diversity and intercultural cooperation and pursue active diversity management. We also want to make the services we offer our customers are as inclusive as possible in order to ensure broad participation. In addition, we carry out and participate in various initiatives to send strong messages advocating tolerance and diversity.
Responsibility for our history
At Deutsche Bahn, we not only take responsibility in the present, but are also aware of the wider historical context of our corporate history. With our complicated past, we have an everlasting responsibility to deal with the past and history and to preserve remembrance. In doing so, we also take on an educational mission and convey a contemporary historical context, making these topics accessible for future generations.