Complying with laws and regulations is a matter of course for us: Compliance at DB Cargo AG

We tackle new challenges and make important decisions day in, day out. It goes without saying that we comply with the relevant laws and regulations in the process. We regard this as a basic requirement for DB Cargo AG's sustainable business success.

Code of conduct

Compliance at DB means the observance of all applicable laws, rules and directives. It is an essential part of the risk management of the DB Group with an emphasis on the prevention of corruption and white collar crime. DB's Corporate Principles Ethics (Code of Conduct) define standards and expectations for all business activities of our employees and managers. We expect the observance of rules as well as morally correct behavior not only from our own employees and managers but also from our business partners, for whom a special Code of Conduct exists.


We not only expect our own employees and managers to comply with regulations and act with integrity, but our business partners too. We therefore have a separate DB Code of Conduct for Business Partners. We are transparent about how we deal with invitations, gifts and other benefits offered by third parties or within the company itself.

In terms of trade compliance, we adhere to all the applicable regulations in Germany and other countries concerning our companies and business activities, including when it comes to export control.

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 Supply chains

At DB Cargo we take responsibility for our work in Germany, as well as in other countries where we operate. As the basis for a reliable partnership, we also expect our suppliers to treat people and the environment with respect.  

With the introduction of the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetz – LkSG), the legislator has created the framework for a responsible and sustainable value creation along the entire supply chain. At DB Cargo, we comply with the requirements of the LkSG. 

To ensure that both our own business operations and our supply chain are compliant with the law, we have set up a complaint procedure. Complaints and information about human rights and environment-related risks and violations can be reported using this system. 

The complaints procedure can be accessed via the German Act on Corporate Due Diligence Obligations in Supply Chains. For more information see our Rules of Procedure.

 DB Cargo Management Manual

The cornerstones of our corporate policy can be found in the DB Cargo Management Manual.

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Bettina Wunsch-Semmler

Dr. Bettina Wunsch-Semmler

Compliance Officer, DB Cargo AG