December 2016

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 […]

Newsletter #03 – Thursday 26 May 2016

New Chairman elected: Olivier Baril, CPO of Alstom

Olivier Baril, CPO ‎Alstom, took over the Chairmanship of Railsponsible as of April 1 2016. He was elected by members to succeed Jeroen Wegkamp, CPO Dutch Railways (NS), who led the initiative during the foundation phase and first year of work.

Looking back to the 2015-16 term, Mr. […]

March 2016

Newsletter #02 – Wednesday 16 March 2016

Railsponsible at the Railway Forum

The members continue to promote Railsponsible through presenting the initiative at events such as the Railway Forum in Berlin, a railway sector conference with exhibitions, workshops, panel discussions and production site visits between February 29 and March 1, 2016.

Notably Railsponsible was presented in the key note speech of Uwe Günther, […]

Newsletter #02 – Wednesday 16 March 2016

The Supplier Assessment Campaign

The Supplier Assessment Campaign is an essential part of Railsponsible offering members valuable insights into their supply chain but also giving assessed companies the possibility to make their sustainability related efforts visible and share the results with numerous companies – instead of taking part in several different assessments specific to each […]

November 2015

Newsletter #01 – Monday 30 November 2015

Railsponsible Events

Railsponsible has been promoted through several events in Europe and the United States and we will be presenting our work in additional forums in the upcoming months.

SNCF and Alstom represented Railsponsible at SIFER event in Lille in March 2015. The two companies also participated in the French “Trophée des Achats” (Procurement Trophy) competition. […]