DB Schenker

We care about reporting

We care about dialog. When we were preparing our Corporate Responsibility Report we were using the latest version of the international guidelines regarding non-financial reporting – Global Reporting Initiative Standards. We took the voice of our key stakeholders into account. We care about the environment and that is why the report was prepared only in the on-line version. The content was subjected to external verification.

Report premises

We defined the content of the report

The GRI standard requires a process analyzing and selecting the content of the report which the company approached with utmost diligence. It covered several stages:

    • identification:

      the analysis of opinions and assessments of our previous social report for the years 2013-14, review of documents, studies and internal materials, assessment of best practices, market trends and trade guidelines prepared by a consulting company

    • prioritization:

      interviews with internal stakeholders – 29 employees from 9 various areas of the business which allowed us to identify their needs as well as to learn about their recommendations and opinions, interviews with external stakeholders – customers and suppliers, conducted by an independent consulting company.

    • validation:

      33 reporting aspects were selected, which were then subjected to validation by the Managers in terms of materiality for the company and its strategy during a dedicated workshop. Additionally, for the first time the Managers made a self-assessment of those aspects according to the degree of DB Schenker's advancement in the implementation of a given topic. The result of the above process is the sustainable development matrix.

Throughout the entire process we cared about the consistency with GRI principles related to defining the content as well as about the quality of presented data, namely:

  • sustainability Context
  • stakeholder Inclusiveness
  • materiality
  • completeness
  • accuracy
  • clarity
  • reliability
  • comparability
  • balance
  • timeliness

Additional information:

  • The subsidiary Scanspol Sp. z o.o., in which we had 100% of shares, was taken over in the period covered by the report.
  • In the previous social reports of DB Schenker no corrections regarding such aspects as mergers, takeovers, change in the base year/period, nature of the business activity, methods of measurement were made.
  • The Company implemented a two-year cycle of social reporting. The previous report for 2013-2014 was published in October 2015.
  • DB Schenker has no contributions of capital in other business entities and thus, does not prepare a consolidated financial statement.

We indicated the most important topics

When we were defining the content of the report we established a sustainable development matrix with issues essential for DB Schenker.

Graph 4.1. Matrix of materiality

10 key aspects were selected from the matrix – topics indicated as the most important both for the vicinity and for the Company:

  • Ensuring safety for employees and co-workers
  • Increasing value for customers through high quality, low costs, very short implementation time, LEAN culture
  • Managing the ethics and compliance areas
  • Communication and dialog with customers
  • Developing offered services and acting as an advisor to customers
  • Innovativeness and developing IT technology
  • Ensuring appropriate employees with regard to the Company's present and future needs
  • Criteria and principles for cooperation with suppliers and business partners
  • Fleet management, including criteria related to the fleet and fuel efficiency
  • Reducing the emission of greenhouse gas.

All of the aforementioned the topics are discussed in the report. The ways of managing each of them are presented, as well as their assessment.

GRI Content Index

The definitions of the indicators of Global Reporting Initiative Standards and the reference to the place where they are demonstrated are presented in the GRI Content Index.

The definitions of the indicators of Global Reporting Initiative Standards and the reference to the place where they are demonstrated are indicated in the GRI Content Index.

GRI Standard indicator (description and number) Link
Premises and basis for reporting
Foundation GRI 101 We defined the content of the report
General Disclosures
Name of the organization GRI 102-1 Who creates us – the Company's capital
Activities, brands, products, and services GRI 102-2 We are opening the world for Poland What is our work We deliver solutions
Location of headquarters GRI 102-3 Who creates us – the Company's capital
Location of operations GRI 102-4 We are opening the world for Poland
Ownership and legal form GRI 102-5 Who creates us – the Company's capital
Markets served GRI 102-6 We are opening the world for Poland
Scale of the organization GRI 102-7 We are opening the world for Poland We deliver solutions We care about our financial results
Information on employees and other workers GRI 102-8 Who belongs to our team We are successful in cooperation with suppliers
Supply chain GRI 102-9 What is our work We are developing in 3 directions
Significant changes to the organization and its supply chain GRI 102-10 We include suppliers in processes Who creates us – the Company's capital 145 years of experience in logistics
Precautionary Principle or approach GRI 102-11 We care about our financial results
External initiatives GRI 102-12 We are developing in 3 directions We support the UN Sustainable Development Goals We play fair
Membership of associations GRI 102-13 We cooperate with organizations
Statement from senior decision-maker GRI 102-14 CEO's statement
Key impacts, risks, and opportunities GRI 102-15 We care about safety We care about development We care about dialog We manage risk
Values, principles, standards, and norms of behavior GRI 102-16 We are driven by values
Governance structure GRI 102-18 Who verifies us – the Supervisory Board
List of stakeholder groups GRI 102-40 We talk to various groups
Collective bargaining agreements GRI 102-41 Who belongs to our team
Identifying and selecting stakeholders GRI 102-42 We talk to various groups
Approach to stakeholder engagement GRI 102-43 We talk to various groups
Key topics and concerns raised GRI 102-44 We say what hurts us and we change it We ask the carriers and couriers about the quality of our relations Our customers appreciate us We ask, we listen, we act
Entities included in the consolidated financial statements GRI 102-45 We defined the content of the report
Defining report content and topic Boundaries GRI 102-46 We defined the content of the report
List of material topics GRI 102-47 We indicated the most important topics
Restatements of information GRI 102-48 We defined the content of the report
Changes in reporting GRI 102-49 We defined the content of the report
Reporting period GRI 102-50 Report premises
Date of most recent report GRI 102-51 We defined the content of the report
Reporting cycle GRI 102-52 We defined the content of the report
Contact point for questions regarding the report GRI 102-53 Contact
Claims of reporting in accordance with the GRI Standards GRI 102-54 Report premises
GRI content index GRI 102-55 GRI Index
External assurance GRI 102-56 Certification of external verification
Thematic indicators
ECONOMIC
Economic results
Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary
MATERIAL TOPICS:
Increasing value for customers through high quality, low costs, short implementation time, LEAN culture Communication and dialog with customers Developing offered services and acting as an advisor to customers
GRI 103-1 We are building a Lean culture We are implementing modern technologies Our customers appreciate us We help improve the customer's processes
The management approach and its components GRI 103-2 We are building a Lean culture We are implementing modern technologies Our customers appreciate us We help improve the customer's processes
Evaluation of the management approach GRI 103-3 We are building a Lean culture We are implementing modern technologies Our customers appreciate us We help improve the customer's processes
Direct economic value generated and distributed GRI 201-1 We care about our financial results
Anti-corruption
Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary
MATERIAL TOPICS:
Management of ethics and compliance
GRI 103-1 We play fair
The management approach and its components GRI 103-2 We play fair
Evaluation of the management approach GRI 103-3 We play fair
Communication and training about anti-corruption policies and procedures GRI 205-2 We play fair
Confirmed incidents of corruption and actions taken GRI 205-3 We play fair
ENVIRONMENTAL
Energy consumption
Energy consumption within the organization GRI 302-1 We know how much raw materials we use
Reduction of energy consumption GRI 302-4 We know how much raw materials we use
Reductions in energy requirements of products and services GRI 302-5 We know how much raw materials we use We create a network of green terminals
Emissions
Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary
MATERIAL TOPICS:
Reducing the emission of greenhouse gas
We know how much raw materials we use
GRI 103-1 Ecology in transport Our couriers drive ecologically We know how much raw materials we use
The management approach and its components GRI 103-2 Ecology in transport Our couriers drive ecologically We know how much raw materials we use
Evaluation of the management approach GRI 103-3 Ecology in transport Our couriers drive ecologically We know how much raw materials we use
Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions GRI 305-1 Our couriers drive ecologically We know how much raw materials we use
Nitrogen oxides (NOX), sulfur oxides (SOX), and other significant air emissions GRI 305-7 Our couriers drive ecologically
Supplier environmental assessment
WExplanation of the material topic and its Boundary
MATERIAL TOPICS:
Fleet management, including criteria related to the fleet and fuel efficiency
GRI 103-1 We want to work with the best Ecology in transport
The management approach and its components GRI 103-2 We want to work with the best Ecology in transport
Evaluation of the management approach GRI 103-3 We want to work with the best Ecology in transport
Negative environmental impacts in the supply chain and actions taken GRI 308-2 Our couriers drive ecologically We know how much fuel we use
Social
Occupational health and safety
Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary
MATERIAL TOPICS:
Ensuring safety for employees and co-workers
GRI 103-1 We place emphasis on a safe workplace
The management approach and its components GRI 103-2 We place emphasis on a safe workplace
Evaluation of the management approach GRI 103-3 We place emphasis on a safe workplace
Types of injury and rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and number of work-related fatalities GRI 403-2 We place emphasis on a safe workplace
Training and education
Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary
MATERIAL TOPICS:
Ensuring appropriate employees with regard to the company's present and future needs
GRI 103-1 We plan development individually We educate future personnel Who belongs to our team
The management approach and its components GRI 103-2 We plan development individually We educate future personnel Who belongs to our team
Evaluation of the management approach GRI 103-3 We plan development individually We educate future personnel Who belongs to our team
Average hours of training per year per employee GRI 404-1 We plan development individually
Programs for upgrading employee skills and transition assistance programs GRI 404-2 We plan development individually
Local communities
Operations with significant actual and potential negative impacts on local communities GRI 413-2 We want to be safe on the road We ask, we listen, we act
Supplier social assessment
Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary
MATERIAL TOPICS:
Criteria and principles for cooperation with suppliers and business partners
GRI 103-1 We are building safe partnerships We are successful in cooperation with suppliers We ask the carriers and couriers about the quality of our relations
The management approach and its components GRI 103-2 We are building safe partnerships We are successful in cooperation with suppliers We ask the carriers and couriers about the quality of our relations
Evaluation of the management approach GRI 103-3 We are building safe partnerships We are successful in cooperation with suppliers We ask the carriers and couriers about the quality of our relations
Negative social impacts in the supply chain and actions taken GRI 414-2 We want to be safe on the road Am I driving safely?

External verification

The content of our report was verified by an external independent company Deloitte Advisory Sp. z o.o.

It gives us confidence that the presented data is credible, verified and transparent.

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