VDB-Code of Conduct - 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.

Please find the Code of Conduct of the railway industry here: VDB-Code of Conduct.

Please find a proper Commentary on the VDB Code of Conduct here.

The following companies have signed the VDB Code of Conduct:

  • A. RAWIE GmbH & Co.
  • ALSTOM Transport Deutschland GmbH
  • Ansaldo STS Deutschland GmbH
  • B&T EXACT GmbH
  • Bahntek GmbH
  • BBR Verkehrstechnik GmbH
  • Bochumer Verein Verkehrstechnik GmbH
  • Cattron s.r.o.
  • CERSS Kompetenzzentrum Bahnsicherungstechnik GmbH
  • Cyient GmbH
  • DEUTA-Werke GmbH
  • Dinghan SMART Railway Technology GmbH
  • Elektro-Thermit GmbH
  • Ephy Mess GmbH
  • era-contact GmbH
  • expleo Germany
  • Faiveley Transport Bochum GmbH
  • Federnwerke J.P. Grueber GmbH & Co. KG
  • Ferrostaal AG
  • FOGTEC Brandschutz GmbH & Co. KG
  • Friedrich Hippe Maschinenfabrik und Gerätebau GmbH
  • Funkwerk AG
  • Gebr.Bode GmbH & Co KG
  • Gedack Rohrsysteme GmbH
  • Getzner Werkstoffe GmbH
  • Goldschmidt Holding GmbH
  • Goldschmidt Thermit Railservice GmbH 
  • Gutehoffnungshütte Radsatz GmbH
  • Hanning&Kahl GmbH&Co.KG
  • Heicon Service GmbH
  • HFG Transport-Technik GmbH
  • IFB Institut für Bahntechnik GmbH
  • IKEM – Institut für Klimaschutz-, Energie- und Mobilitätsrecht
  • Industrie-Partner GmbH
  • Informatik Consulting Systems GmbH (ICS GmbH)
  • J.M. Voith SE & Co. KG
  • JUMO GmbH & Co. KG
  • k + v Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH
  • Kiepe Electric GmbH
  • KNORR-BREMSE Systeme für Schienenfahrzeuge GmbH
  • Lenord, Bauer & Co. GmbH
  • Lütze Transportation GmbH
  • Molinari Rail Systems GmbH
  • MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH
  • Nowe GmbH
  • NRF B.V.
  • Photon Meissener Technologies GmbH
  • PINTSCH BAMAG Antriebs- und Verkehrstechnik GmbH
  • PowerTech Converter
  • Rail Power Systems GmbH
  • Rexxon GmbH
  • ROBEL Bahnbaumaschinen GmbH
  • RöschConsult Group GmbH
  • RWS Railway Service GmbH
  • SBF Spezialleuchten GmbH
  • Schaltbau Holding AG
  • Scheidt & Bachmann GmbH
  • Scheidt & Bachmann Systemtechnik GmbH (SST)
  • Schlummer Management Consulting GmbH
  • SchunkTransit Systems GmbH
  • Siemens Mobility GmbH
  • SMW GmbH & Co. KG
  • SPL Powerlines Germany GmbH
  • Stadler Deutschland GmbH
  • SYKO Gesellschaft für Leistungselektronik mbH
  • Talbot Services GmbH
  • TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
  • THALES Transportation Systems GmbH
  • Toshiba Railway Europe GmbH
  • TÜV SÜD Rail GmbH
  • VDB Verband der Bahnindustrie in Deutschland Service GmbH
  • VEM Sachsenwerk GmbH
  • Verband der Bahnindustrie in Deutschland (VDB) e.V. 
  • Vossloh Fastening Systems GmbH
  • Vossloh Laeis GmbH & Co. KG
  • Vossloh Locomotives GmbH
  • Wagemann Systems GmbH
  • WAGO GmbH & Co. KG
  • Weidmüller GmbH & Co.KG
  • WEILBURGER Coatings GmbH
  • Wilhelm Wissmann GmbH
  • WILSON RAIL Engineering
  • Windoff Bahn- und Anlagentechnik GmbH
  • Winkler AG
  • WSP Infrastructure Engineering GmbH
  • ZÖLLNER Signal GmbH

The following companies have recognised the VDB Code of Conduct:

You can obtain a practice-oriented implementation aid on request from rahms@bahnindustrie.info.

Your contact person in our association:

Caterina Rahms

Head of Legal and Compliance


+49 (0)30 - 206289-70


+49 (0)30 - 206289-50



Fields of responsibility

Transport policy and regulatory issues in the industry
VDB-Code of Conduct and Compliance
Representation of the interests of the railway industry

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