Taking the long view. For people and the environment.

Knorr-Bremse considers itself a responsible company. With sustainable corporate management, we take responsibility – towards our employees, customers and business partners, as well as for the environment and society. Today and with a view to the future.

We consider it part of our identity to act with foresight and a sense of responsibility. Far-sighted business practices, a respectful relationship with the environment and fair dealings with others – these principles have a very long tradition at Knorr-Bremse, a company with a successful corporate history stretching back over 110 years. We are convinced that by systematically taking economic, environmental and social factors into account, we can ensure the long-term success of our business while also bringing about benefits for society.

Our Sustainability strategy

Knorr-Bremse is committed to fulfilling its environmental and social responsibilities. Accordingly, we have committed ourselves to sustainable corporate governance and have anchored sustainability in our corporate organization and business processes. Our Group-wide sustainability strategy forms the basis for this and formulates concrete fields of action and goals.

International sustainability principles

Knorr-Bremse’s commitment to sustainable development is founded, on the one hand, on the Group’s five core corporate values and internal guidelines such as the Code of Conduct or the Human Rights Policy. On the other hand, the company’s sustainability roadmap is based on internationally recognized principles and standards such as those found in the UN Global Compact, which sets out a code of conduct relating to human rights, labor, environmental protection and the fight against corruption.

More detailed information on Corporate Sustainability at Knorr-Bremse can be found here .

Knorr-Bremse company values

Corporate Values.

Growing with our values.

Entrepreneurship, Technological Excellence, Reliability, Passion and Responsibility. These five values describe who we are. They act as a compass for the way we do business and the way we treat our colleagues, our partners and society.

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Adding value.

We have condensed our requirements and principles for good leadership into five core aspects. Our convictions, which guide our managers in their dealings with employees, are formulated in these Leadership Principles.



Our vision. our drive.

“We want to be the global driving force behind innovative and sustainable system solutions that make mobility and freight transportation safer, more reliable and more efficient. We ourselves are driven by the desire to add value for our customers while also making a positive contribution to society.”

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Knorr Excellence.

Excellence is our standard.

To fulfil our mission of making mobility on roads and railways safe, sustainable and environmentally friendly, we strive to get even better every day. That’s why excellence is our standard at Knorr-Bremse.

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Corporate culture.

Our foundation.

The culture prevalent at Knorr-Bremse is expressed in the way we collaborate, the way we operate, the way we envision the future and the high standards we set for ourselves.

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