Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi)
Deutsche Bahn AG (DB AG) has received the seal of approval from the renowned Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) for its reduction path and climate protection targets on the way to climate neutrality in 2050. This is scientific confirmation: At DB AG, we are taking responsibility for achieving the 2-degree target set at the Paris Climate Conference.
In the meantime, we have further strengthened our ambitions and want to be climate neutral as early as 2040. To achieve this, we are relying on three key levers: expanding green electricity, phasing out diesel, and embarking on the heat transition. From 2025, we will supply all our stations, maintenance depots and office buildings in Germany entirely with green electricity. By 2030 we want to more than halve our specific CO2e emissions compared to 2006 and increase the share of renewable energies in the traction current mix to 80 %. We will convert our traction current to 100 % green electricity by 2038. These targets are an integral part of Deutsche Bahn's Green Transformation and are reflected in our umbrella strategy Strong Rail.
SBTi promotes science-based climate targets
SBTi has set itself the goal of promoting science-based climate targets in companies. It is a leader in this field. SBTi was founded jointly by the CDP, the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
When assessing climate targets, SBTi considers both the sector and the size of the company. In this way, an individual contribution is calculated for each company, which is required to achieve the Paris climate target.