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 […]

Newsletter #05 – Wednesday 21 December 2016

Railsponsible’s activities in the past and coming year

We are pleased to announce that until year end about 1200 railway industry suppliers have been invited to take the EcoVadis assessment and out of these around 480 companies participated and agreed to share their results with all Railsponsible members. Railsponsible has doubled the number of supplier […]

September 2016

Newsletter #04 – Thursday 15 September 2016

Driving success: Railsponsible’s multi-year strategy until 2020
The new multi-year strategy of Railsponsible will be officially launched by the members of Railsponsible’s Leadership Committee at InnoTrans on September 21st 2016.
At the last Railsponsible member meeting in July 2016, the Leadership Committee approved a multi-year strategic framework defining the initiative’s priorities for the next three to […]

Newsletter #04 – Thursday 15 September 2016

Railsponsible @ InnoTrans, Berlin, September 20th – 23rd 2016

The rail industry is coming together for the world’s leading trade fair for transport technology. Railsponsible will be there and will hold an exciting event, our Annual Forum,  in cooperation with UNIFE.

During the Annual Forum at InnoTrans, we will be addressing questions including:

What are the key […]

Newsletter #04 – Thursday 15 September 2016

Railsponsible and its member companies are engaging through various channels with other railway initiatives and industry associations. In order to advance the discussion on sustainability we aim at inviting stakeholders to share their insights in Railsponsible’s newsletter series. Pedro Fortea, General Manager, from the Spanish Railway Association (Mafex) presents here his view on the […]

May 2016

Newsletter #03 – Thursday 26 May 2016

Railsponsible’s first Annual Report published

Today, Railsponsible published its first Annual Report covering the period since the inception of the initiative in March 2015 until March 2016.

The report, introduced by a message of the previous chairman Jeroen Wegkamp (NS) and the newly elected Olivier Baril (Alstom) provides insights of the activities and what has been […]

Newsletter #03 – Thursday 26 May 2016

SKF joins the initiative

Railsponsible is happy to announce that SKF, a leading manufacturer and supplier of rolling stock equipment, joined the initiative as seventh member company. Prior to joining our industry working group, SKF already participated in Railsponsible’s assessment campaign as a supplier.

Rob Jenkinson, Director Corporate Sustainability at SKF describes the value of Railsponsible […]