2017 Integrated Report – Departure into a new era


»Our aim is to be eco-pioneers. We have therefore set benchmarks with our products and our activities.«

Our new climate protection target for 2030#CLIMATE PROTECTION

Train travel is climate protection. Starting in 2018, about 140 million passengers will travel using DB Long-Distance transport with 100% eco-power. This is the precursor to successfully achieving our climate protection target for 2030, namely to more than halve the specific greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

Andreas Gehlhaar
Head of DB Environment

Our aspiration is to bring more traffic onto the green rail. That is active climate protection.«


Environmental and climate protection are part of our DNA, because as an international mobility and logistics service provider, DB Group takes its responsibilities very seriously. There’s no doubt about it: DB Group sees environmental protection as a 360-degree responsibility. This is why, for a number of years, we have played an active part in climate and noise protection, as well as in issues relating to species protection.

The most modern ICE maintenance facility in Germany#CLIMATE PROTECTION

ICE facility in Nippes, Cologne: qualified project for KlimaExpo
The first CO₂-free ICE facility has been built in Nippes, Cologne, and will start operations in early 2018. By using state-of- the-art environmental technologies, DB Group has developed the first climate-neutral maintenance facility in Germany and completely renounced the use of fossil fuels. Instead, we use geothermal energy, highly efficient air-conditioning systems and a 2,100 m² photovoltaic system. Employees can charge their electric cars at charging points.

New routes
Among other developments, ICE 4 trains can be expected to arrive at the maintenance facility in Cologne in the future.


decibels, the noise level at the Nippes site will be reduced, and seem as though it has been halved.

CO₂-free to the
23rd World Climate Summit#CLIMATE PROTECTION

On November 4, 2017, the delegation of the Federal Government and other guests traveled to the UN Climate Summit in a special CO₂-free train. This was the third time that DB Group, along with the Federal Ministry for Environment, Construction and Reactor Safety, had sent a climate train to the venue of the UN Climate Summit.

Jens-Oliver Voß
Head of Economy, Legal and Regulatory Affairs Communications

With the ‘Train to Bonn’, we have sent out an important message. Effective climate protection is only possible with rail transport.«

Protect nature,
save resources

Resource efficiency
Compared to a disposable cup, anyone who uses a reusable cup reduces waste and saves resources: wood, energy and water. DB’s reusable cups are also 100% recyclable.

Nature conservation
DB Group is designing new overhead lines from scratch, so that birds and other animals will be protected from electrocution. Existing systems are being modified step-by-step. Every year, about 3,700 animals are involved in accidents with overhead lines. We want to substantially reduce these figures by using animal guards.


million disposable cups are thrown away every day, according to German Environmental Relief.

goods distribution#CLIMATE PROTECTION

First series-produced fully electric truck
In December 2017, Daimler officially provided the first series-produced light truck to its first customers in Europe. In the future, DB Schenker will primarily use the Fuso eCanter in inner-city transport. In 2018, DB Schenker is testing the distribution of goods in Germany with significantly reduced emissions by using Fuso eCanters.

Fuso eCanter – the technology
Depending on its configuration, the eCanter offers a load capacity of up to 4.5 t. The power train has six batteries, each with 420 V and 13.8 kWh output. The batteries enable a cruising range of over 100 km. In comparison with a conventional delivery truck, operating costs can be reduced by up to € 1,000 per 10,000 km.


tons fewer CO₂ emissions over the operating period, in comparison with a combustion engine.

Sustainable in
urban transport#CLIMATE PROTECTION

Environmentally friendly buses in use
DB Arriva is using more and more hybrid buses throughout Europe, which have a conven-tional combustion engine and an electric drive. They are therefore more energy-efficient and cleaner in comparison to diesel buses. They are also quieter than standard buses.

Since 2014, DB Arriva has been operating an electric bus fleet in London. Electric buses can also be seen on the roads in the Netherlands and in the Czech Republic. In comparison with previous diesel vehicles, they do not directly produce any pollutants or noise.


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