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Transparency at all steps

Appliance of latest calculation standards

The systematic development, provision, and evaluation of environmental figures at Deutsche Bahn AG is based on the process called “Recording and evaluating key environmental figures in the Group.”

DB Schenker Rail also records its figures according to this process. DB Schenker Logistics records its environmental figures for overland transport, for air and maritime transport, for contract logistics, and for its operating facilities. These figures include all greenhouse gases and air pollutants. The environmental footprint in 2010 was calculated in the same way as for the years 2008 and 2009. All the data were collected and recorded by the central environmental management team, and then sent to an external consultant, the Institute for Applied Ecology in Berlin, in order to calculate the carbon footprint of DB Schenker Logistics in accordance with the ISO 14064-1 standard. The methodology was validated by Deloitte Cert., Düsseldorf, Germany, in accordance with DIN ISO 14064-3.

With this year’s footprint calculation, DB Schenker is the first logistics company to anticipate the pending CEN standard, which is not scheduled to come into force until the end of 2012. This clearly underlines DB Schenker’s pioneering role in providing clear environmental figures based on the latest calculation standards. DB Schenker produced total CO2 e emissions¹ of around 15.4 million metric tons in 2010, an increase of 24 percent on the previous year. Despite this rise, which was caused among other things by the sharp increase in transport services in 2010 as the world economy recovered from the previous year’s slump, specific CO2 e emissions improved in every business sector.

Last modified: 16.06.2014

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