2017 Integrated Report – Departure into a new era

Sustainability indexes

Material sustainability topics

We are working on issues that are material to us and our stakeholders. In our 2016 stakeholder survey we identified and prioritized issues and examined them in more detail in the year under review. 

For the purposes of simplification, we have consolidated the top issues arising in our 2016 stakeholder survey and our DB2020+ top targets into nine material sustainability topics (DB 01 to DB 09). The impacts of the topics both within and outside DB Group are analyzed.

Essential topics
Key data
Assigned SDGs
Reference management approach
Reference actions
Page
Product quality (DB 01)
  • Customer satisfaction index
  • Punctuality
  • High performance infrastructure
  • Customer and transport information
  • Interlinked mobility
  • Customer satisfaction index
  • Punctuality
  • Facilities quality
  • Supply reliability
SDG 9, SDG 11
32 F., 61 FF., 66 FF., 98 FF.
Digitalization and Innovation (DB 02)
SDG 9, SDG 11
33 F., 61 FF.
Employee satisfaction (DB 04)
  • Employee satisfaction index
  • Follow-up workshop implementation rate
SDG 8
34, 72 FF., 98 FF., 242 FF.
Climate protection (DB 06)
  • Specific CO₂e emissions compared to 2006
  • Share of renewable energy in DB traction current mix
SDG 12, SDG 13
35, 76 FF., 98 FF., 246 FF.
Noise reduction (DB 07)
  • Noise-remediated track kilometers
  • Quiet freight cars in operation at DB Cargo in Germany
SDG 3, SDG 11
35, 78 FF., 138