Management approach and targets
For us, the protection of biodiversity is an important commitment, which we take into account from planning through to construction work and operating our facilities. In our activities, for example in the construction and expansion of the rail infrastructure, wherever an intervention cannot be avoided, adequate compensation areas are created to ensure we fulfill all of our legal obligations under nature protection law. For example, for construction work on the final construction phase of Stuttgart 21, around 8,600 common wall lizards were relocated to specially designed alternative areas. We also set ourselves ambitious targets on protecting biodiversity in our vegetation control operations.