2018 Integrated Report – On track towards a better Railway

Sustainability management

Sustainability organization

The Chief Sustainability Officer is responsible for the issue of sustainability. The CEO, Dr.Richard Lutz, holds this office. Responsibility for the content of the sustainability theme falls to the specialist departments and business units. The sustainability management and future research department, which is incorporated into the corporate strategy division, is responsible for coordination and further development of this theme. One of its areas of focus in this respect is to strengthen governance.

Sustainability is an important element of our strategy and forms the basis of our entrepreneurial trade. The range of issues dealt with by sustainability management covers all dimensions of sustainability. In terms of the interactions between economic, ecological, social and, increasingly, digital elements, we will actively continue to embed sustainability as an integral part of DB Group’s business processes as much as possible. Topics such as digital responsibility, sustainable cash investments, technical innovations for sustainability in supply chains, and employee development may be held up as exemplary sustainability management practice that is both proactive and opportunity-based.