Strategy & Mission Statement

Our employees do not just work – they live and breathe freight transport.

Our HR policy adheres to the principles, corporate vision and strategy of SBB Cargo International.

It expresses our values in terms of personnel policy and deploys the skills of our employees in the interests of the company in a future-oriented and successful manner.

The personnel policy is laid down by the management board and forms the basis for company-wide HR work with binding framework conditions for our line management.


Mission Statement: Quality on Track

Safety First

Safety is our top priority

North-south corridor

We connect the North Sea ports to Italy

Swiss Quality

We rely on international networks with a strong Swiss identity

Customer proximity

We are part of the logistics chain of our partners, customers and suppliers


We produce efficiently, flexibly and performance-oriented

Cost efficiency

We use our resources optimally and follow simple processes

Valuable SBB Cargo International

We are a sustainably profitable company

Lean company 

We focus on the role as traction provider with efficient planning and production

Strong foundation

We rely on the know-how of our employees and use modern locomotives


We are strong in international and seamless cooperation

Common Values – our Key to Success

Customer Orientation together with Costumer Proximity

  • We focus our actions on the needs of our internal and external customers and align them with our corporate interests.
  • We work in a solution-oriented and efficient manner and create added value with high efficiency.
  • We shape customer relationships actively, sustainably and personally.


Open to new Ideas and very flexibly

  • We are interested and open-minded towards new things.
  • We are actively involved in shaping change and strive for uniqueness.
  • We approach each other openly and learn from each other.


Quality Orientation with Passion

  • We are committed, focused and cost-conscious.
  • We are professional, methodical and socially competent and we deliver high quality.
  • We act in an impact-oriented manner and guarantee Swiss quality, safety and economy.

Management Principles – together forward

Entrepreneurial Thinking

  • We understand railway systems and technology in their complexity and reduce them wherever possible.
  • We maintain, operate and further develop international freight transport to ensure future success potential.
  • We implement concepts, plans and solutions promptly and consistently.
  • We mobilise and motivate, convince and inspire our employees.
  • We use our experience, share it with each other and create knowledge.
  • We cultivate cost-benefit thinking.

Binding Resultorientation

  • We search, mediate, agree and demand ambitious goals and contributions to achieve them.
  • We prioritise, focus and stage.
  • We take responsibility and work together in a goal-oriented manner.
  • We keep our promises, are sustainable and consistent.

Constructive-critical Analysis

  • We get involved, address issues openly and directly and strive for good solutions.
  • We value transparency as the basis for a trusting and human collaboration.
  • We give and we demand feedback and we are eager to improve ourselves constantly.
  • We treat each other respectfully, professionally and fairly, based on mutual appreciation.
  • We communicate promptly, openly and understandably.