September 2017

Newsletter #08 – Wednesday 27 September 2017

Railsponsible @ Railway Forum 2017

Like on previous occasions, Railsponsible used the platform of an important rail industry event, the Railway Forum in Berlin, to discuss sustainability topics with rail experts and suppliers. On August 30 and 31 2017 Christoph Schwärzler, Senior Consultant Sustainability at DB, together with his team represented the initiative at the […]

Newsletter #08 – Wednesday 27 September 2017

HARTING awarded Railsponsible Supplier Award

This year’s Railsponsible CSR Award was awarded to HARTING, a Germany-based supplier of connectors and device connection technology. After the award ceremony at the Railway Forum in Berlin we spoke to Gisela Eickhoff, CSR Manager and Executive Advisor. Read the interview below.

Please, Gisela, tell us more about HARTING.

The HARTING Technology […]

Newsletter #08 – Wednesday 27 September 2017

With RFI joining Railsponsible the initiative now has nine members in five countries

After SBB joining earlier this year, Railsponsible is now pleased to welcome Rete Ferroviaria Italiana S.p.A (RFI) as a new member to the initiative. We took this as an occasion to speak to Edgardo Greco, CPO at RFI. Read the interview below.

When […]

June 2017

Newsletter #07 – Monday 26 June 2017

New membership structure

Railsponsible is pleased to announce its new membership model, with the objective to open up the initiative to even more companies committed to sustainability and sustainable procurement and ultimately increase Railsponsible’s impact on sustainability practices in the rail industry.

In the beginning of June, our members agreed on changing the membership structure in […]

Newsletter #07 – Monday 26 June 2017

Railsponsible’s second Annual Report published

With the beginning of this week, Railsponsible second Annual Report is available, covering the period May 2016 to April 2017.

This year’s the report is introduced by a message of the chairman for the 2016-17 period, Oliver Baril (Alstom) and the newly elected Uwe Günther (Deutsche Bahn) for 2017-18 summarizing […]

Newsletter #07 – Monday 26 June 2017

Railsponsible’s traction as leading industry initiative

With our strong commitment to sustainability and supply chain engagement an increasing number of companies take part in the initiative: over the past 12 month the number of members has grown from six to eight. Railsponsible has also been regularly participating in major rail industry’s event such as the […]

April 2017

Newsletter #06 – Tuesday 4 April 2017

2020 Strategy: Moving on with the workstreams

To implement its 2020 Strategy, Railsponsible is now setting in place numerous actions and activities for each of the three workstreams as defined in the strategy planning phase.

Workstream n. 1: Empower Staff and Executives 

With this workstream we aim at making sustainable sourcing part of the DNA of our […]

Newsletter #06 – Tuesday 4 April 2017

SBB joined Railsponsible as 8th member company

With the beginning of 2017, the Swiss railway company decided to become part of the Railsponsible initiative. We have reached out to Fabian Scherer, Sustainability Project Manager at SBB, to discuss the company’s move. Read the interview below.

When and how did you get aware of the Railsponsible?

As a […]

February 2017

Railsponsible to join 10YFP Sustainable Public Procurement Program

Railsponsible becomes a member of the 10YFP Sustainable Public Procurement Program led by UNEP

Railsponsible, a non-profit business organisation formed by seven companies in the rail industry: Alstom, Bombardier Transportation, SNCF, Deutsche Bahn, Knorr Bremse, Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) and SKF, becomes the 109th partner of the 10YFP Sustainable Public Procurement Program led by the United […]

December 2016

Newsletter #05 – Wednesday 21 December 2016

Railsponsible @ InnoTrans, UIC and UNEP’s 10YFP

Looking back at 2016 we also had plenty of opportunities to directly discuss and promote sustainable supply chains with key industry stakeholders at forums such as the Sustainable Development Conference of the  International Union of Railways (UIC), the Rail Industry Summit Casablanca, the Railway Forum in Berlin and […]