2017 Integrated Report – Departure into a new era

Sustainability ratings

Outside perspectives give us an important indication of where we stand and where we can improve. Our aim is to rank among the best in key sustainability ratings.

Sustainability ratings

2017

2016

2015

CDP – Climate Scoring 1)

A

A–

100A

EcoVadis

Gold

Gold

Gold

oekom – Corporate Rating

B–

B–

1) Change in method from 2016. Transparency score abolished.

  • In the year under review, international rating organization CDP awarded DB Group the best possible climate score of “A” and ranked us the most climate-friendly railway company in Europe. This evaluation ranks DB Group in the very best group, numbering just 106 companies worldwide.
  • EcoVadis again awarded DB Group Gold status. We were able to improve our score by two points. EcoVadis prepares supplier scores for third parties in the area of
    sustainability. EcoVadis gave DB Group the same, very positive score in the environment and work conditions categories, and we were again able to significantly improve our performance in the field of sustainable procurement.
  • In its Corporate Rating 2017, oekom research also as­sessed DB Group’s sustainability activities. The ratings agency draws on more than 100 selected sector-specific social and environmental criteria to measure sustainability performance. DB Group was rated “B–,” which again ranks us among the very best in the transport and logistics/rail sector. This is reflected in the “Prime” status, which is awarded to companies that are leaders in their industries.