Moving Hamburg. Carrying responsibility.

We’re organizers of sustainable mobility for our city

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Hamburg is regarded as one of the most liveable cities in the world for good reason. Our job is to make sure this remains the case for future generations and that the quality of life here continues to improve. We’re shaping the mobility of tomorrow right now, in a sustainable way, in harmony with people and the environment. In doing so, we’re striving to make much larger numbers of people want to switch from private cars to public transport and to make use of the new mobility options on offer. That’s why we’re dramatically expanding the range of services available in Hamburg over the coming years, with a new offensive already approved by the Hamburg Senate.

After all: Climate change affects all of us! Buses and trains are the backbone of urban mobility and can help to achieve climate targets. From 2020, for instance, we will only be procuring emission-free buses. All our U-Bahn trains and e-buses run on certified, high-quality green electricity generated in plants that are less than six years old. And we’re going even further than this: by the end of the next decade, HOCHBAHN will be completely climate-neutral.


We’re signatories of the UN Global Compact

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All the strategic steps taken by HOCHBAHN are based to a large extent on the ten principles and targets laid down by the UN Global Compact. We’ve condensed down our sustainability activities into the following targets for our sustainable development:


Positioning of HOCHBAHN as a sustainable mobility service provider

Minimising of emissions produced from our business operations

Assuming of responsibility – both locally and globally

Utilising of resources more efficiently and protecting the environment

Encouraging and promoting sustainable innovations


You’ll also find background information, facts and figures relating to our commitment to sustainability in our Annual Report. This document also serves as a Sustainability Report.


We’re shaping the mobility of tomorrow

Attractive, efficient, sustainable and modern – this is our understanding of and vision for mobility in Hamburg. This is why we’re forging ahead with our initiative to network and bring together all the services on offer in the city. Be it StadtRAD, e-scooters, car-sharing or ride-sharing services – our aim is to develop a mix of offers to make sure the right means of transport are in place to suit all possible situations and scenarios that life brings with it. We see our rapidly changing and digitalised world as a fantastic opportunity to focus even more consistently on passenger needs and to increase passenger numbers.

We believe constant innovation brings corporate success

Bringing about more sustainable mobility also requires us to remain mobile and agile in our mindset. That’s why we’re constantly expanding on our core business and are not afraid to embrace new technologies that come along. On the contrary, we’re always at the forefront of innovation, for example when it comes to autonomous driving.

We remain an attractive employer

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Of course, in all this we always have our employees at the forefront of our minds too.  Without our team, our day-to-day work for the city of Hamburg and its people would not be possible. We place particular importance on providing our staff with the qualifications they need and on remaining attractive as an employer in the long term. One of the main foundation stones for making sure this happens is our commitment to diversity in practice. Making sure that employees with different talents, skills and perspectives work together opens up new opportunities for creative solutions and innovative business development, which, in turn, also reflects the diversity of our customers.

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