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Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is a fully state-owned railway company headquartered in Germany. In 2021 its revenue was USD 53.85 billion. It operates the country's national rail traffic and infrastructure. Its subsidiary DB Schenker provides logistics services via road, rail, aviation and shipping.

Ranking position
#10 /90
Total score
37.0 /100

28.6 /60
Core social indicators
6.5 /20
Just transition
1.9 /20

ACT score components

Performance score
9.0 /20
Narrative Score
Trend Score
  • Trend line is up
  • Trend line is equal
  • Trend line is down
Performance module name Performance module score Rank (0-90)


73.6 /100 #13

Material investment

32.3 /100 #15

Intangible investment

15.0 /100 #10

Sold products

10.6 /100 #5


51.4 /100 #25

Supplier engagement

73.1 /100 #2

Client engagement

61.3 /100 #5

Policy engagement

30.0 /100 #22

Business model

12.5 /100 #15

ACT assessment

Leading practices

Risks and opportunities


Deutsche Bahn AG receives a trend score of =. If the company were reassessed in the near future, its score would likely remain the same. Based on its current fleet, Deutsche Bahn is projected to greatly exceed its carbon budget between 2021-2035. However, the company has set ambitious targets to reduce its emissions intensity and reach net zero by 2040. In the next 5 years, the company has committed to spending €65 billion on infrastructure to increase rail capacity.

Progress towards the Paris Agreement

Social assessment

Just transition assessment

Core social assessment

More about the company

Berlin, Germany
USD 53.85 billion
Ownership structure: Fully state-owned