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 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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 DB Cargo is committed to respecting human rights and protecting the environment

At DB Cargo, we take responsibility for our work in Germany - but also in all other countries in which we operate. We therefore also expect our suppliers to treat people and the environment with respect as the basis for a reliable partnership. 

With the introduction of the Act on Corporate Due Diligence Obligations in Supply Chains (LkSG), the legislator has created the framework conditions for responsible and sustainable value creation along the entire supply chain. It goes without saying that we at DB Cargo comply with the requirements of the LkSG. 

Complaints procedure 

In order to ensure that the LkSG is complied with in our own business area and in the supply chain, we have set up a complaints procedure. Complaints and indications of risks relating to human rights and the environment as well as violations of human rights-related or environmental obligations can be reported there. 

The complaints procedure can be accessed via the complaints procedure in accordance with the Supply Chain Due Diligence Act. Further information can also be found in our rules of procedure. 

Declaration of principle 

Our Declaration of Principles expresses our commitment and dedication to respecting human rights and environmental responsibilities. 

 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