Railsponsible Updates

Since launch in March, the Railsponsible membership and leadership committees have been busy driving our mission forward. We are pleased to share some key updates.

Membership: Railsponsible includes six member companies: Alstom, Bombardier Transportation, Deutsche Bahn (DB), Knorr Bremse, Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) and SNCF. The initiative is now open for others to join, and we welcome interest from any company in the rail industry value chain that is prepared to join us and make the required commitments. We would look forward to conversations to share the benefits of membership and to describe the value of participation that our members have been enjoying thus far. Please contact railsponsible@bsr.org for more information.

Supplier Engagement: Engaging the global rail industry supply chain is critical to achieve our mission. Our main mechanism for outreach to the supplier community is through supplier assessment campaigns on the Ecovadis platform that our members manage independently with their suppliers. All of our six member companies have kicked-off their supplier assessment campaigns. To date we are pleased to have fully engaged nearly 200 suppliers who are sharing their information with 2 or more members of Railsponsible, gaining the value of our shared approach. We welcome the opportunity to reaching even more suppliers going forward.

Railsponsible in the Media: The Railsponsible Launch event in March generated 32 media hits, a summary of which is listed on our website (railsponsible.org). We also had an article published in the Sustainable Rail Developments supplement of the European Railway Review and we were showcased in SNCF monthly magazine TVG Magazine.