Hochbahn nominated for German Sustainability Award

21 August 2023
Hamburg's local transport company aiming for climate-neutrality by 2030

Hamburger Hochbahn is among eleven companies nominated for the German Sustainability Award in the "Mobility Services" category, which will be presented on November 23, 2023 in Düsseldorf. The award is presented by the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) and the German Ministry for the Environment. This year, the German Sustainability Award Foundation is honouring pioneers of sustainability in 100 sectors of German industry. 

Climate-neutral by 2030 

"The nomination alone is a great signal for Hochbahn and a further incentive. It shows that  we are on the right path to a sustainable future with our strategy," said Henrik Falk, CEO of Hamburger Hochbahn, which hopes to become climate neutral by 2030. To achieve this, underground trains and e-buses will be powered by green electricity, and the bus fleet including infrastructure is being converted to zero-emission drives. On top of that, Germany's second-largest public transport company recently joined Electronics Watch's Low Emission Vehicle Program. The Dutch NGO advises Hochbahn on the procurement of e-buses and checks the supply and production chains of the electrical industry for sustainable and fair conditions. Hochbahn is expanding its network and supplementing traditional public transport with services such as autonomous on-demand shuttles.

Award honours top achievements

The German Sustainability Award is presented for top sustainability achievements in business, communities and research and is one of Europe's most important prizes with over 1,200 applicants and 2,000 delegates.  The ceremony will be held on German Sustainability Day in Düsseldorf.

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