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, Chief Procurement Officer of Deutsche Bahn, who addressed the rail industry companies inviting them to join Railsponsible. At a Forum’s workshop focused on Sustainability Hartmut Sievers, Vice President Direct Purchasing at Knorr-Bremse and member of Railsponsible, pointed out that making sustainability a priority can help creating competitive advantages for railway companies.

Moreover, Railsponsible was well positioned with a stand at the Forum and over the two days, rail sector companies were in a continuous dialogue with representatives of the initiative to learn and discuss its concept and objectives, how Railsponsible members integrate sustainability assessments in their strategic supplier relationship management. Two companies also requested to get introduced to the membership application process.

In addition, the journal published for the event, Supply Chain Management, featured an article about the initiative (accessible here, page 43-46, available in German only).

At the Railsponsible stand of the Railway Forum: Christoph Schwärzler (Bombardier Transportation), Yvonne Conrades (Deutsche Bahn) and Rüdiger Grube (Chairman and CEO of Deutsche Bahn).

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