2017 Integrated Report – Departure into a new era

Introduction

The notes to sustainability contains supplementary information, includ­­ing on the fulfillment of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) requirements. An auditor reviewed this content with limited assurance.

The 2017 Integrated Report refers to the year under review, this being calendar year 2017. For the purpose of comparison, most of the key figures are also presented for 2016 and 2015. The Integrated Report is published on an annual basis.

The 2017 Integrated Report addresses the material stakeholder groups µ39 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 2017 Integrated Report are oriented toward applicable standards.

The Integrated Report was prepared in agreement with the GRI standards in the core option. In addition, material contents, indicators and text passages were audited by an independent third party, PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft (PwC).