The Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) is responsible for the issue of sustainability. This function is exercised by the Chairman of the Management Board. Overall coordination in the area of sustainability is carried out by the sustainability management. Since 2020, the topics of sustainability and the environment have been combined into one organizational unit and come under the direct management of the CEO. Both topics have top priority in the context of the Strong Rail strategy and have been more closely interlinked than ever before.
The new Sustainability and Environment division ensuresthe Green Transformation of DB Group, and is responsible in particular for defining the topics, the integrated sustainability and environmental strategy, the planning, management and implementation of Group-wide implementation projects and providing communications support for the Green Transformation. The respective specialist departments are responsible for the content of sustainability issues. The business units are responsible for the implementation in turn.