2017 Integrated Report – Departure into a new era

Sustainability organization

The Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) has overall responsibility for the issue of sustainability. The CEO, Dr. Richard Lutz, holds this office. The CC Sustainability is the central sustainability body within the Group. All relevant divisions and key business units are represented in it. Among other things, the CC sets targets for the sustainable orientation of DB Group, carries out Group-wide projects on central sustainability topics, manages stakeholder dialog and advises the Group companies on sustainability issues. The responsibility for the content remains with the departments and the 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 the body. One of its areas of focus in this respect is to strengthen governance. In the year under review, the CC Sustainability met three times.