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Strengthening community

Whether in our trains, buses, stations or offices: at Deutsche Bahn, we shape the daily lives of many people in Germany. As a company we work with many partners worldwide. That is why we aim to strengthen the community spirit and set the best possible example.

We create a respectful working environment for our employees. We want to offer them job duties and working conditions that match their talents, needs and life situation. We provide them with targeted support in the form of advanced training and other career development measures. At the same time, we want to enable our employees to work independently, collaboratively and in a sustainable and healthy manner. The long-standing cooperation with our social partners based on mutual trust is also of great importance to us.

The BSW & EWH Foundation Family plays a prominent role here. It is Deutsche Bahn's largest social partner and supports rail employees and their families in all phases of life, even beyond their active working lives. For example, it offers special services for socially disadvantaged rail employees, helps in emergencies and crises, and promotes healthy living in the workforce.

At Deutsche Bahn, we also attach great importance to good relationships with our customers and business partners. We always ensure our dealings with them are marked by reliability and integrity. In many areas, we go beyond the minimum legal requirements – by applying strict compliance rules, a responsible approach to new technologies and our commitment to sustainable supply chains, for instance. We are also committed to strengthening a feeling of community at and around our stations, especially regarding the needs of houseless people and other people in need.

 

Key focus areas of social responsibility

We derive our key focus areas from our four clearly defined standpoints. They show in specific terms how we take social responsibility in everyday life.

Supporting social engagement
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Deutsche Bahn Foundation

Strengthening community
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BSW & EWH Foundation Family

Promoting diversity
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Accessibility

Responsibility for our history
Kranzniederlegung am Denkmal für die ermordeten Sinti und Roma Europas. | © Deutsche Bahn AG / Dominic Dupont

Culture of remembrance

Responsibility for our history
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Architectural heritage

Responsibility for our history
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Preservation of company history

Promoting diversity
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Equal opportunities, equal treatment/anti-discrimination, inclusion

Strengthening community
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Compliance

Strengthening community
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Corporate digital responsibility

Strengthening community
© Deutsche Bahn AG / Oliver Lang

Data protection

Supporting social engagement
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Commitment to science and research

Supporting social engagement

Corporate volunteering

Strengthening community
© Deutsche Bahn AG / Volker Emersleben

Business practices

Strengthening community
© Deutsche Bahn AG / Dominic Dupont

Healthy workplace

Strengthening community
© Deutsche Bahn AG / Max Lautenschläger

Training and education

Supporting social engagement
© Deutsche Bahn AG / Oliver Lang

Logistic emergency relief

Strengthening community
© Deutsche Bahn AG / Volker Emersleben

Supply chain sustainability

Strengthening community
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Safety at work

Strengthening community
© Deutsche Bahn AG / Björn Ewers

Safety in semi-public spaces

Strengthening community
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Socially responsible employer / working conditions

Strengthening community
© Deutsche Bahn AG / Volker Emersleben

Social partnerships

Supporting social engagement
© Deutsche Bahn AG / Daniela Rau

Sponsoring

Supporting social engagement
© Deutsche Bahn AG / Faruk Hosseini

Support of aid organizations