2017 Integrated Report – Departure into a new era

Further reduction of specific greenhouse gas emissions

In the year under review, we further reduced the specific greenhouse gas emissions of our worldwide transport services compared to 2006, thereby complying with our aspiration in relation to climate protection.

With reference to 1990, the basis of our first climate protection program, we have achieved a reduction of 63% for our rail transport in Germany.

In the year under review, specific greenhouse gas emissions fell in almost all modes of transport used for our journeys and transport services. The decline was particularly pronounced in air and ocean freight and in regional rail passenger transport. The main reasons for this are improvements in the efficiency of ocean and air transport and the use of modern vehicles. 

Specific CO₂ e emissions
by journeys and

transports of DB Group
by mode of transport

2017

2016


Change

2015

absolute

%

Regional rail passenger transport (g/pkm)

57.3

59.6

–2.3

–3.9

62.6

     thereof in Germany

56.8

58.4

–1.6

–2.7

62.5

Long distance rail passenger transport (g/pkm)

13.0

13.2

–0.2

–1.5

13.5

Bus service (g/pkm)

79.6

80.7

–1.1

–1.4

81.1

     thereof in Germany

89.2

91.4

–2.2

–2.4

93.2

Rail freight transport
(g/tkm)

20.6

20.8

–0.2

–1.0

21.9

Road freight transport
(g/tkm)

92.3

97.4

–5.1

–5.2

92.3

Air freight (g/tkm)

725

757

–32

–4.2

773

Ocean freight (g/tkm)

6.8

6.9

–0.1

–1.4

8.6

Well-to-wheel (WTW); scope 1 – 3; without pre- and onward carriage; rail transport companies are calculated with their own energy mix and/or European country mixes.

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