The Green Transformation 0 Environment and 100% green electricity To the Strong Rail strategy
As one of Europe’s largest transport infrastructure operators, we take responsibility for the environment because we want to leave future generations with a healthy planet to live on. According to the annual Global Climate Risk Index published by Germanwatch, Germany ranked 18th among the countries most affected by extreme weather worldwide in the period from 1999 to 2019. We are feeling the effects of climate change in our core business. For this reason – and in view of our responsibility for our planet and future generations – we aim to be one of the most environmentally-friendly mobility companies in Germany. We are working on areas that are important to us and our stakeholders: climate protection, nature and resource conservation, noise remediation and social responsibility.
This is green.
The environmental brand “This is green.” represents DB Group’s environmental strategy, the Green Transformation and more than 150 supporting measures in climate protection, nature and resource conservation, noise remediation, and social responsibility. The individually numbered measures demonstrate how sustainability at DB is firmly embedded in its operational value chain.
These topics are included in our strategic environmental objectives and are part of our corporate identity as a sustainable transport services provider. With the building block Environment and 100 % green electricity in our Strong Rail strategy, we are creating the framework for sustainably reducing emissions that are harmful to the climate and for supporting biodiversity at rail facilities or at the ecological compensation areas we have created. We ensure resource conservation, in particular by reusing building materials when developing our infrastructure and by sorting construction and municipal waste for reuse. At the same time, fitting freight cars with whisper brakes and installing noise barriers and windows on new and existing routes reduce the impacts of rail transport noise on local residents. In addition, we are fully committed to our social responsibility and stand for ethical and responsible cooperation with everyone.