The 2018 Integrated Report refers to the year under review, this being calendar year 2018. For the purpose of comparison, most of the key figures are also presented for 2017 and 2016. The Integrated Report is published on an annual basis. This report was published on March 28, 2019 (2017 Integrated Report: March 22, 2018). The 2018 Integrated Report addresses the material stakeholder groups of Deutsche Bahn Group (DB Group). The reporting covers all material economic, social and environmental aspects. All of the fully consolidated companies of DB Group are included in the report. Deviations from this reporting scope are noted as such.
The data collection methods and bases of calculation used for the data in the 2018 Integrated Report are oriented toward applicable standards.
The Integrated Report was prepared in agreement with the GRI standards in the core option. Content regarding general and specific standards information is referenced in the GRI content index. At the same time, the information in the 2018 Integrated Report serves as a Communication on Progress regarding the implementation of the UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles. Moreover, material contents, indicators and passages of text were audited by an independent third party, PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft (PwC), with limited assurance.