Dialog on the Green Transformation
We exchange views with our stakeholders, both bilaterally and through committees and discussion formats, on the Green Transformation of DB Group. We arrange our own multi-stakeholder formats, such as the Environmental Forum. We also carry out structured environmental monitoring and analysis. We use these to systematically identify relevant issues and determine their significance for the Green Transformation of DB Group. We also answer questions from stakeholders on matters of sustainability.
In recent years, the DB Group Environmental Forum has become established as the central platform for sustainable mobility. Decision makers in politics, industry, civil society and science meet once a year in Berlin to discuss current challenges, expectations and developments in sustainable mobility. The 2021 Environmental Forum was held on October 7 for invited guests at St. Elisabeth Church in Berlin. Representatives of the Management Board of DB Group as well as from politics, industry, science and civil society took to the podium.
Summit meeting with environmental associations
On April 20 and October 20, 2021, the Chief Executive Officer of DB AG, Dr. Richard Lutz, met with the following environmental associations: the Federation for the Environment and Nature Conservation Germany (Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland; BUND), the German Nature Conservation Association (Deutscher Naturschutzring; DNR), German Environmental Action (Deutsche Umwelthilfe; DUH), Greenpeace, the German Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (Naturschutzbund Deutschland; NABU), the German Transport and Environmental Association (Verkehrsclub Deutschland; VCD) and the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). The topics discussed included current issues facing DB Group, environmental protection and sustainable mobility.
Advisory Board for a Quieter Middle Rhine Valley
Another meeting of the Advisory Board for a quieter Middle Rhine Valley was held on October 21, 2021. Together with the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (Bundesministerium für Digitales und Verkehr; BMDV), we reported on the local progress made with the implementation of noise reduction measures. Other items on the agenda at the Advisory Board meeting included the shared 2030/2050 noise reduction target of the Federal Government and DB Group, the successful refitting of freight cars and whisper brakes and the implementation of the Rail Noise Protection Act. The Advisory Board for a quieter Middle Rhine Valley is composed of citizens’ action groups, regional members of the German Parliament, representatives of the BMDV and the responsible state ministries from Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate, as well as DB Group. It meets annually at various locations in the Middle Rhine Valley.