Every kilometer that a good is transported by rail saves CO² compared with other modes of transport. But that's not all: We have enshrined in our corporate values that we make our decisions in awareness of their impact on society and the environment. This is another reason why our companies are committed to supporting ecological and social projects in their respective regions.

Dortmunder Eisenbahn donates to the childrens's and Young People's hospice service

December 2022 - Dortmunder Eisenbahn GmbH (DE), a company of Captrain Deutschland Group and Dortmunder Hafen AG, donates 6,000 euros to the Outpatient Children's and Young People's Hospice Service (AKHD) Kreis Unna. The Outpatient Children's and Young People's Hospice Service (AKHD) Kreis Unna was opened in 2004 and is a point of contact for families with children/adolescents/young adults with a life-shortening illness in the southern district of Unna (North Rhine Westphalia). The AKHD supports and accompanies the children as well as their parents and siblings free of charge. The association is financed by membership fees and donations.


September 2022 - Farge-Vegesacker Eisenbahn GmbH (FVE) - a company of Captrain Deutschland Group - has renatured more than 400 square meters of its company grounds in an insect-friendly manner. The area was awarded with the world's first quality mark for a new approach to insects INSECT RESPECT®. In this way, Captrain is setting an example against the sealing trend and making a contribution to biodiversity. Around 40 percent of insect species are already endangered. Around five percent are considered to be extinct. INSECT RESPECT® supports companies and institutions in compensating for insect control by creating species-rich compensation areas. The organization also invests in research and dialogue projects on the value of insects and helps landowners build insect-friendly habitats. The idea for the concept was created in 2012 as part of the "Save Flies" campaign by concept artists Frank and Patrik Riklin together with entrepreneur Dr. Hans-Dietrich Reckhaus. His Bielefeld-based company is one of the leading manufacturers of insect repellents in the European market. With this unusual concept, the company draws attention to the issue of insect mortality and at the same time takes responsibility for its own actions.

ITL donates 1,000 trees for the Saxony Forest Restoration Project

March 2022 - ITL Eisenbahngesellschaft - a subsidiary of Captrain Deutschland Group supports the Saxony Forest Restoration Project. With a donation of 1,000 deciduous trees, the company is participating in the regional reforestation. Under the slogan "Together for the forest - Saxony joins in", the trees were planted by 30 employees and their families. Intensive forest restructuring will create a stable forest ecosystem for Saxony in the future. The newly planted deciduous trees absorb more CO2 from the atmosphere and store it. In addition, they create habitats for native animal and plant species.

Support for Ukraine

March 2022 - Captrain Deutschland Group donates to Ukraine-Hilfe Berlin e.V., Médecins Sans Frontières © and Save the Children e.V. The volunteers of Ukraine-Hilfe Berlin e.V. are well connected in Ukraine and know where help is needed. Médecins Sans Frontières © is committed to providing medical care to citizens in many countries. Since 2014, they have also been active in Ukraine. Save the Children e.V. has also been active in Ukraine since 2014 to assist children and their families in need.