Greenhoue gas footprint in overview
Our greenhouse gas footprint shows the amount of greenhouse gases that we emitted in one year. It consists of the emissions from all journeys and transports of DB Group by rail, road, air transport and shipping, and the emissions of stationary facilities such as stations or workshops and emissions of the fleet, which includes, for example, company cars. These figures provide the basis for calculating specific greenhouse gas emissions and determining the results of our climate target within the limits set. They also act as a benchmark for our efficiency improvement measures and provide a basis for comparison with other companies.
The scope 2 emissions of 3.94 million tons of CO₂e take into account market-based mechanisms, meaning that this figure includes all contractually regulated instruments for generating and trading electricity from renewable energies. In accordance with the scope 2 guidelines of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol on dual reporting, we also report location-based scope 2 emissions. If we take the respective national energy mixes as a basis for the reporting, the scope 2 emissions total 6.18 million tons of CO₂e.
The majority of our greenhouse gas emissions are scope 3 emissions from our subcontractors. We are in constant contact with our preferred carriers and develop common strategies to decarbonize air and ocean transport, particularly in the Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG), a platform for ocean freight, and the Sustainable Air Freight Alliance (SAFA), a platform for air freight.
Absolute CO₂e emissions by journeys, transports
|Regional rail passenger transport|
thereof in Germany
|Long-distance rail passenger transport|
thereof in Germany
|Rail freight transport|
Road freight transport 1)
Air freight 1)
Ocean freight 1)
Other transport 2)
Stationary facilities 3)
Well-to-wheel (WTW), scope 1 – 3.
1) With pre- and onward carriage.
2) Including DB Connect, internal traffic.
3) DB Arriva’s stationary facilities based on the previous year’s data.
Absolute CO₂e emissions according to scopes 1 – 3
|Share of scope 1 (%)|
|Share of scope 2 (%)|
|Share of scope 3 (%)|
In the year under review, we were able to reduce our overall CO₂e emissions. In scope 3 in particular, DB Schenker recorded significant declines in greenhouse gas emissions from air freight.