Greenhouse gas footprint overview 0 Environment and 100% green electricity To the Strong Rail strategy
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)
Well-to-wheel (WTW), scope 1―3.
DB Group uses the financial control approach as per the Greenhouse Gas Protocol
to calculate greenhouse gas emissions.
1)With pre- and onward carriage.
2) Including DB Connect, internal traffic.
Absolute CO₂e emissions according to scope 1 ― 3
Share of scope 1 (%)
Share of scope 2 (%)
Share of scope 3 (%)
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 by rail, road, air and shipping for which DB Group is responsible, and the emissions of stationary facilities such as stations or workshops and emissions of the fleet. These figures provide the basis for calculating specific greenhouse gas emissions and determining our climate target. within the limits set. They also act as a benchmark for our efficiency improvement measures and provide a basis for us to compare our performance with other companies. Our CO₂e emissions fell significantly in 2020. In addition to efficiency improvements and network effects, this is mainly attributable to the Covid-19 pandemic, which led to a decline in transports.
- The scope 2 emissions of 3.41 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 amount to 4.31 milliontons of CO₂e.
- The majority of our greenhouse gas emissions are scope 3 emissions from our subcontractors. We are in contact with our preferred carriers and develop strategies to decarbonize air and ocean transport, particularly in the Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) and the Sustainable Air Freight Alliance (SAFA).