Sustainability

Deutsche Bahn again awarded "Prime" status

In 2020, the sustainability performance of the DB Group was again awarded Prime status by ISS ESG.

DB AG maintains its very good rating of B- and Prime status in 2020. In addition, the Group has a decile rank of 1. (As of December 22, 2020)

The ISS ESG Corporate Rating assesses the sustainability performance of companies in the areas of environment,social affairs and governance (so-called ESG criteria). About one-third of the rating criteria are fully industry-specific. The rating assesses the sustainability performance of companies in the environmental, social and governance areas (so-called ESG criteria).

The rating has an absolute best-in-class approach: prime status is awarded to companies that meet ISS ESG's defined sustainability requirements (prime threshold) for a specific industry in the ISS ESG Corporate Rating The decile rank indicates performance relative to the industry in addition to the overall rating. A decile rank of 1 indicates high relative performance, while a 10 indicates low relative performance. 

ISS ESG is the responsible investment division of Institutional Shareholder Services Inc.

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