VDB-Code of Conduct - Corporate Social Responsibility

Globalization has dominated the economic and political debate for years. The risks companies face resulting from insufficient compliance measures are manifold and should not be underestimated. Compliance with laws and guidelines as well as the observance of non-codified best practice rules in the sense of responsible and ethically sound corporate management become increasingly important in the railway industry. Thus, the German Railway Industry Association (VDB) has been working on the topic of compliance for years. Many companies are confronted with a variety of different codes. The VDB has therefore developed a uniform code of conduct to simplify and harmonise compliance guidelines in the railway industry for its member companies.

VDB-Code of Conduct 2023 | New Version (Translation EN)

The following VDB-member companies have signed the Code of Conduct 2023:

  • ABB Traction Converter GmbH
  • AKG Thermotechnik International GmbH & Co. KG
  • ASC GmbH
  • Baker Hughes Digital Solutions GmbH
  • Baumer Electric AG
  • Bertrandt Services GmbH
  • Bode – Die Tür GmbH
  • CAF Deutschland GmbH
  • Cattron GmbH
  • CE cideon engineering GmbH & Co. KG
  • Cembre GmbH
  • CERSS Kompetenzzentrum Bahnsicherungstechnik GmbH
  • Dellner GmbH
  • Dr. Graband & Partner GmbH
  • Elpro GmbH
  • EUCO Rail Development GmbH
  • European Trans Energy GmbH
  • Expleo Germany GmbH
  • Faiveley Transport Leipzig GmbH & Co. KG
  • Federnwerke J.P. Grueber GmbH & Co. KG
  • FOGTEC Brandschutz GmbH
  • Friedrich Hippe Maschinenfabrik und Gerätebau GmbH
  • Funkwerk AG
  • Funkwerk Systems GmbH
  • GBM Gleisbaumechanik Brandenburg/H. GmbH
  • Gedack Rohrsysteme GmbH
  • Georgsmarienhütte Holding GmbH
  • GETA mbH
  • Getzner Werkstoffe GmbH
  • GEZ (Gesellschaft für elektrische Zugausrüstung) Rail Solutions GmbH
  • GGT Gmeinder Getriebetechnik GmbH
  • GMT Gummi-Metall-Technik GmbH
  • GTS Deutschland GmbH (THALES Group)
  • HANNING & KAHL GmbH & Co. KG
  • Hans Storck Betriebsgesellschaft mbH
  • Harsco Rail Europe GmbH
  • HFG Transport-Technik GmbH
  • HÖRMANN Vehicle Engineering GmbH
  • HOPPECKE Batterie Systeme GmbH
  • HÜBNER GmbH & Co. KG
  • IABG Industrieanlagen-Betriebsgesellschaft mbH
  • Informatik Consulting Systems GmbH (ICS GmbH)
  • IFB Institut für Bahntechnik GmbH
  • Institut für Lackprüfung Andreas Keiner GmbH
  • Interautomation Deutschland GmbH
  • IVU Traffic Technologies AG
  • JUMO GmbH & Co. KG
  • k + v Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH
  • Kiepe Electric GmbH
  • Knorr-Bremse Systeme für Schienenfahrzeuge GmbH
  • Lenord, Bauer & Co. GmbH
  • LOV Limbacher Oberflächenveredelung GmbH
  • Lütze Transportation GmbH
  • NOWE GmbH
  • Oleo International GmbH
  • Pintsch GmbH
  • Photon Laser Manufacturing GmbH
  • Photon Meissener Technologies GmbH
  • PROSE GmbH
  • Rail BX GmbH
  • Rail Power Systems GmbH
  • RöschConsult Group GmbH
  • SBF Spezialleuchten GmbH
  • Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
  • Schaltbau GmbH
  • Schaltbau Holding AG
  • Scheidt & Bachmann Signalling Systems GmbH
  • Scheidt & Bachmann System Technik GmbH
  • Schlummer Management Consulting GmbH
  • Schunk Transit Systems GmbH
  • Schweizer Electronic Deutschland GmbH
  • Schwihag GmbH
  • Sécheron Hasler GmbH
  • Siemens Mobility GmbH
  • SKF GmbH
  • SMART Railway Technology GmbH
  • SMW Spezialmaschinen und Werkzeugbau GmbH
  • Spherea GmbH
  • SPL Powerlines Germany GmbH
  • Stadler Deutschland GmbH
  • Stemmann-Technik GmbH
  • svt Products GmbH
  • SYKO GmbH
  • Talbot Services GmbH
  • Toshiba Railway Europe GmbH
  • tracking-rail GmbH
  • Train-Ing GmbH
  • trechnology GmbH
  • TRIGO ADR Germany GmbH
  • TÜV Rheinland InterTraffic GmbH
  • TÜV SÜD Rail GmbH
  • Unwired Networks GmbH
  • VDB Service GmbH
  • Verband der Bahnindustrie in Deutschland (VDB) e.V.
  • voestalpine Turnout Technology Germany GmbH
  • Voith GmbH & Co. KG
  • Vossloh Fastening Systems GmbH
  • Vossloh Laeis GmbH
  • Vossloh Rail Services GmbH
  • Vossloh Rail Services Deutschland GmbH
  • Weidmüller GmbH & Co. KG
  • Weihe GmbH
  • Wilhelm Wißmann GmbH
  • WINDHOFF Bahn- und Anlagentechnik GmbH
  • Winkler AG
  • WITT Solutions GmbH
  • WSP Infrastructure Engineering GmbH
  • ZÖLLNER Signal GmbH


The following companies have recognised the VDB Code of Conduct 2023:

Note: The declaration of equivalence means that companies meet an equivalent standard through their own conditions to which they have committed.

Current status: 05.04.2024


VDB-Code of Conduct Version 2018

The VDB Code of Conduct in the 2018 version and the companies that have signed it can be found here.

Benjamin Harder

Head of Infrastructure and Strategy


+49 (0)30 - 206289-70



Fields of responsibility

Foreign Trade
VDB-Code of Conduct
Representation of the interests of the railway industry

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