"Fridays for Future" activist Luisa Neubauer at the DB Umweltforum 2019. | © DB AG/ Faruk Hosseini

Sharing ideas about a strong, green rail

To make strong, green rail a reality, we need innovative solutions and broad acceptance in society at large. That's why we regularly engage in collaborative dialogue with our stakeholders.

Platforms for green mobility

For over 20 years now, DB's Umweltforum (environmental forum) has been a fixture on our event calendar. The event features big-name speakers and every year draws participants from the political sphere, associations, the business world and the scientific realm. Event-goers discuss the challenges they face and the strategies that are needed to shift the mobility paradigm in the age of climate change.

We are also in regularly exchange with representatives of major environmental advocacy groups. Together we discuss current environmental issues with a critical eye and develop solutions to jointly shape models for sustainable mobility of the future. 

Networks for more sustainability

DB is also actively involved in a variety of networks and councils which aim to advance sustainability and environmental agendas in the business sphere. For instance, DB supports “Stiftung KlimaWirtschaft” in its goal of launching cross-sector solutions for the transformation of the economy towards climate neutrality. Additionally, we are a long-time member of the econsense business network, a forum for sustainable growth in the German economy. Econsense offers opportunities to engage with other leading companies in the sustainability space. Together, we discuss current issues, including digital responsibility, sustainable supply chains and human rights, and we also discuss how to implement our ideas in the real world. Since 2009, we have been a signatory and participant in the UN Global Compact as well. As a member of the German Global Compact network, we engage with other participants from the business sector, civil society, the scientific community and the public sector to implement the ten principles of the UN Global Compact.

Through these efforts, we foster ongoing dialogue with our stakeholders and gain new insight and inspiration for sustainable ways to run our business.

Deutsche Bahn CEO Dr. Richard Lutz and Head of Sustainability Andreas Gehlhaar at DB Umweltforum 2021
Deutsche Bahn CEO Dr. Richard Lutz and Head of Sustainability Andreas Gehlhaar at DB Umweltforum 2021
Deutsche Bahn CEO Dr. Richard Lutz at DB Umweltforum 2021
Deutsche Bahn CEO Dr. Richard Lutz at DB Umweltforum 2021
Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister for Environment and Dr. Richard Lutz,  CEO of Deutsche Bahn AG, at DB Umweltforum 2021
Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister for Environment and Dr. Richard Lutz, CEO of Deutsche Bahn AG, at DB Umweltforum 2021
CEO of Deutsche Bahn, Dr. Richard Lutz, at DB Umweltforum 2021
CEO of Deutsche Bahn, Dr. Richard Lutz, at DB Umweltforum 2021
Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister for Environment, at DB Umweltforum 2021
Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister for Environment, at DB Umweltforum 2021
 Carsten Spohr, CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Dr. Richard Lutz, CEO of Deutsche Bahn AG, Ola Källenius, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Sustainability Andreas Gehlhaar at DB Umweltforum 2021
Carsten Spohr, CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Dr. Richard Lutz, CEO of Deutsche Bahn AG, Ola Källenius, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Sustainability at Deutsche Bahn Andreas Gehlhaar at DB Umweltforum 2021
CEO of Deutsche Bahn AG, Dr. Richard Lutz, at DB Umweltforum 2021
CEO of Deutsche Bahn AG, Dr. Richard Lutz, at DB Umweltforum 2021
Carsten Spohr, CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, at DB Umweltforum 2021 in Berlin
Carsten Spohr, CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, at DB Umweltforum 2021 in Berlin
Andreas Gehlhaar, Head of Sustainability at Deutsche Bahn AG, at DB Umweltforum 2021
Andreas Gehlhaar, Head of Sustainability at Deutsche Bahn AG, at DB Umweltforum 2021
Carsten Spohr, CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Dr. Richard Lutz, CEO of Deutsche Bahn AG and Head of Sustainability at Deutsche Bahn Andreas Gehlhaar at DB Umweltforum 2021
Carsten Spohr, CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Dr. Richard Lutz, CEO of Deutsche Bahn AG and Head of Sustainability at Deutsche Bahn Andreas Gehlhaar at DB Umweltforum 2021
Anja Bröker, Head of Press Office, Newsroom, Social Media Deutsche Bahn AG at DB Umweltforum 2021 in Berlin
Anja Bröker, Head of Press Office, Newsroom, Social Media Deutsche Bahn AG at DB Umweltforum 2021 in Berlin
 Carsten Spohr, CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, and Dr. Richard Lutz, CEO of Deutsche Bahn AG, at DB Umweltforum 2021
Carsten Spohr, CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, and Dr. Richard Lutz, CEO of Deutsche Bahn AG, at DB Umweltforum 2021
Max-Christian Lange, Head of Public Affairs Sustainability, Andreas Gehlhaar, Head of Sustainability, and Deutsche Bahn CEO Dr. Richard Lutz at DB Umweltforum 2021 in Berlin
Max-Christian Lange, Head of Public Affairs Sustainability, Andreas Gehlhaar, Head of Sustainability, and Deutsche Bahn CEO Dr. Richard Lutz at DB Umweltforum 2021 in Berlin
Deutsche Bahn Board Member for Freight Transport, Dr. Sigrid Nikutta, at DB Umweltforum 2021 in Berlin
Deutsche Bahn Board Member for Freight Transport, Dr. Sigrid Nikutta, at DB Umweltforum 2021 in Berlin
Fridays for Future activist Pauline Brünger and Deutsche Bahn Board Member for Freight Transport, Dr. Sigrid Nikutta, at DB Umweltforum 2021 in Berlin
Fridays for Future activist Pauline Brünger and Deutsche Bahn Board Member for Freight Transport, Dr. Sigrid Nikutta, at DB Umweltforum 2021 in Berlin
Fridays for Future activist Pauline Brünger at DB Umweltforum 2021
Fridays for Future activist Pauline Brünger at DB Umweltforum 2021
Max-Christian Lange, Head of Public Affairs Sustainability Deutsche Bahn AG, at DB Umweltforum 2021 in Berlin
Max-Christian Lange, Head of Public Affairs Sustainability Deutsche Bahn AG, at DB Umweltforum 2021 in Berlin
Prof. Dr. Karen Pittel, Chairwoman of the German Advisory Council on Global Change, at DB Umweltforum 2021 in Berlin
Prof. Dr. Karen Pittel, Chairwoman of the German Advisory Council on Global Change, at DB Umweltforum 2021 in Berlin
 Holger Kelch, Lord Mayor of Cottbus, at DB Umweltforum 2021 in Berlin
Holger Kelch, Lord Mayor of Cottbus, at DB Umweltforum 2021 in Berlin
Holger Kelch, Prof. Dr. Karen Pittel, Max-Christian Lange, Dr. Rolf Martin Schmitz and Jörg-Andreas Krüger at DB Umweltforum 2021 in Berlin.
Holger Kelch, Prof. Dr. Karen Pittel, Max-Christian Lange, Dr. Rolf Martin Schmitz and Jörg-Andreas Krüger at DB Umweltforum 2021 in Berlin.
Dr. Rolf Martin Schmitz, Member of the supervisory board of E.ON SE, at DB Umweltforum 2021
Dr. Rolf Martin Schmitz, Member of the supervisory board of E.ON SE, at DB Umweltforum 2021
Jörg-Andreas Krüger, President of the NABU, at DB Umweltforum 2021 in Berlin.
Jörg-Andreas Krüger, President of the NABU, at DB Umweltforum 2021 in Berlin
Prof. Dr. Johan Rockström, Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, at DB Umweltforum 2021
Prof. Dr. Johan Rockström, Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, at DB Umweltforum 2021
Prof. Dr. Johan Rockström and Anja Bröker at Umweltforum 2021 in Berlin
Prof. Dr. Johan Rockström and Anja Bröker at Umweltforum 2021 in Berlin
Prof. Dr. Kai Niebert, President of the Deutscher Naturschutzring environment association, at DB Umweltforum 2021 in Berlin
Prof. Dr. Kai Niebert, President of the Deutscher Naturschutzring environment association, at DB Umweltforum 2021 in Berlin
Prof. Dr. Kai Niebert, Ronald Pofalla, Cem Özdemir, Michael Kretschmer and Andreas Gehlhaar at DB Umweltforum 2021
Prof. Dr. Kai Niebert, Ronald Pofalla, Cem Özdemir, Michael Kretschmer and Andreas Gehlhaar at DB Umweltforum 2021
Ronald Pofalla, DB Board Member for Infrastructure, at DB Umweltforum 2021 in Berlin
Ronald Pofalla, DB Board Member for Infrastructure, at DB Umweltforum 2021 in Berlin
Andreas Gehlhaar, Head of Sustainability at Deutsche Bahn AG, at Umweltforum 2021
Andreas Gehlhaar, Head of Sustainability at Deutsche Bahn AG, at Umweltforum 2021
Michael Kretschmer, Minister-President of the Free State of Saxony, at DB Umweltforum 2021
Michael Kretschmer, Minister-President of the Free State of Saxony, at DB Umweltforum 2021