Sustainability at Flix

Our sustainability vision


“We drive sustainable and affordable travel for everyone.”

Sustainability is an integral part of our DNA since we brought our first buses on the road. We are driven by our purpose more than ever to drive sustainable and affordable travel for everyone to experience the world. At Flix, our sustainability state of mind is to achieve a good balance between ecology, economy and society as well as to create shared values for our stakeholders. We commit to driving safe and sustainable mobility for generations, safeguarding high business ethics and integrity, and contributing positive impact on our planet, people and society as a whole.

Our sustainability strategy is based on the environmental, social and governance (ESG) framework. Here we defined our main strategic pillars as Planet, People, Travel as well as the foundation of these – our Governance.

Protecting the Planet

As a global travel tech provider of affordable, accessible and intermodal travel, Flix holds a central responsibility to protect the planet and lead by example. Together with our partners, we set high environmental standards and push the boundaries for alternative mobility technologies, while providing already today more sustainable collective alternatives to the individual private car.

Only by choosing Flix services, passengers could avoid 1.1 million tonnes of CO2 in 2023 alone.

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Our mission

  • Ensure high environmental standards for the FlixBus and FlixTrain fleets.
  • Enhance the implementation of sustainable travel through alternative drive and fuel technologies.
  • Improve energy efficiency in operations by adopting sustainable practices in offices, procurement, and travel policies.

Caring for People

In collective transport, safety is essential for all - our customers, employees and crews. Moreover, one of the great challenges of our time is to promote an equal, diverse and inclusive society. Together with our partners throughout the value chain, we are raising the bar of road safety and social standards in the mobility sector to create a safe, equal, diverse and inclusive environment in the workplace and wider society

Our mission

  • Put safety of customers, employees and crews first. More about the safety in our buses here.
  • Ensure fair compensation and decent working conditions for employees and crews.
  • Embrace diversity, equality and inclusion (DEI) in our company culture and values.
  • Be a responsible corporate citizen and create positive social impact through strategic NGO partnerships.

Enabling Travel

Travel is at an important turning point focusing on several aspects. While climate protection measures pay off for the future, our commitment of connecting people around the world with affordable and accessible travel enhances our customers’ daily lives. Together with our partners, we are shaping the future of the sector through innovation and partnerships across the industry.

Our mission

  • Provide affordable, accessible and intermodal travel options to connect communities and regions.
  • Pursue the objective of carbon neutrality, testing multiple solutions to already reduce our environmental impact while zero-emission technologies for the long distance are lacking.
  • Build multi-stakeholder partnerships to scale up alternative drive and fuel technologies in our partners' fleet and transform the long distance coach market

Strong Governance as foundation

Leading by example is our basic virtue. Therefore, we see strong governance at Flix and across the value chain as the foundation of our three strategic pillars People, Planet, and Travel. We established a Sustainability Steering Committee on Board level as the oversight body on sustainability performance. The committee is chaired by the CEO with senior leadership taking roles of business ambassadors across departments, which ensures the integration of sustainability goals and actions into business practices. Multiple governance and business ethics policies are established, for instance, data protection, employee Code of Conduct, Code of Conduct for business partners. 

Our mission

  • Comply with high business ethics standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Uphold of international human rights and labor laws.
  • Strengthen responsible value chain management and integrate high environmental and social standards.
  • Safeguard cybersecurity and data protection.

Double-materiality matrix

In line with the GRI framework, we conducted a double-materiality analysis in 2022 with internal and external stakeholders to identify the most important topics for our sustainability. The outcomes are 14 material topics that demonstrate high impacts on the long-term company success, as well as on the Environment, Economy and Society.