Sustainability reporting framework
Through our Strong Rail strategy, we have set the schedule for DB Group for the coming years. It forms the superordinate framework for our reporting.
We are also reliant on the support and acceptance of our stakeholders in order to successfully implement a strong rail system. As part of the 2019 materiality analysis (2019 Integrated Report), we asked them in the previous year for an assessment of 16 important areas of action for sustainability. These reflect the focus points of our strategy and supplement them with other relevant topics from the perspective of our stakeholders. In the materiality analysis, the relevance of the areas of action for DB Group and the impact that the company has on these areas of action were examined. In addition, top executives of DB Group were questioned about the business relevance of the areas of action.
Our sustainability topics are made up of the material topics according to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), an internal materiality assessment (additional DB sustainability topics) and our overarching aspiration of transparency towards our stakeholders.
Composition of our sustainability topics
Material topics according to the GRI
- Solutions for modern and digital mobility,
logistics and service
- Capacity expansion of the infrastructure
and vehicle fleet
- Customer benefit and product quality
- Sustainable resource use
- Climate protection
- Economic performance capability