DB Group's sustainability reporting and financial reporting are integrated and published annually in the form of DB Group's Integrated Report and Integrated Interim Report. The Integrated Report addresses the key stakeholder groups of the DB Group. The report covers all relevant economic, social and ecological aspects. All fully consolidated companies of DB Group are included in the reporting. If there are deviations from this reporting scope, this is indicated.
The data collection methods and bases of calculation used for the data in the Integrated Report are based on the relevant standards:
GRI standards: The Integrated Report is prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards. In the GRI Index, we refer to the contents of general and specific disclosures.
CSR-RUG: We also implement the requirements of the CSR Directive Implementation Act (CSR-RUG) on a voluntary basis. Information on the key areas of action can be found in the non-financial statement.
UN Global Compact: In addition, the Integrated Report provides information on the implementation of the ten principles of the UN Global Compact (UNGC).
TCFD: DB Group follows the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) on the reporting of climate-related information. The TCFD index lists references to the relevant passages in the report.
Audit: Material sustainability-related content, indicators and text passages that do not fall within the scope of the statutory audit of the management report with reasonable assurance are marked and are audited with limited assurance by a third party appointed separately by the Management Board.