Non-financial statement

DB Group has opted for the voluntary submission of a non-finan­­cial statement (NFS). As part of our integrated report approach, we provide comprehensive reports on all material sustainability issues.

Three areas of action were identified in the materiality analysis as material within the meaning of the CSR Directive Implementation Act (CSR-Richtlinie-Umsetzungsgesetz; CSR-RUG); these also remained material in 2021:


DB topics

Business model

Business model

Environmental matters  

Climat protection

Social matters  

Capacity expansion of the infrastructure and vehicle fleet

Other matters
(economic performance capability)

Business development



Environmental matters  

Natur conservation, Air quality controlWater consumption

Employee matters  

Work of the future, Employment conditions, Group security, Transformation

Respect for human rights  

Human rights

Combating corruption
and bribery  


The contents of the NFS can be found in the relevant chapters of the Group management report and in the Notes on sustainability, and were prepared in accordance with the international standards of the GRI in the core option and taking into account the reporting requirements of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). In addition, we provide additional voluntary disclosures on further matters.

Risk management

In connection with the requirements of the CSR-RUG, we were not able to identify any material risks associated with our business activities, business relationships, products or services that are likely to have serious negative effects on the most important non-financial aspects (environmental, social, employee matters, respect for human rights and the fight against corruption and bribery). We are working intensively on the effects listed in this Integrated Report.

Our risk management also takes into account the effects on the non-financial aspects and issues.

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