Business relationships with Group management
Group management incorporates various Group and service functions that, with a few regulatory exceptions, perform functions for the entire DB Group. The costs of Group functions are generally not passed on to the business units (no Group charges).
Expenses for administrative service units are only passed on if these result from direct service relationships with the business units or are directly attributable to a specific service. This applies in particular to expenses on the use of real estate, central procurement and technology services, and for centrally consolidated insurance expenses.
The Group job market performs an important central function. DB JobService GmbH employs staff whose jobs in German companies of DB Group have been lost, with the aim of finding another intra-Group job for them. It therefore plays a key role in the functioning of the DB-internal labor market.