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 Rail Industry Summit Casablanca, the 13th UIC Sustainable Development Conference, and InnoTrans. All in all Railsponsible is on the way to establish itself as the leading initiative for sustainability in the railway industry.

A case in point for the growing visibility and recognition are external, non-rail sector stakeholders connecting with us to learn more about Railsponsible. Just recently, we have been invited to participate in a study for the German Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affaires sharing our learnings around setting up such an initiative and around defining areas of work to get concrete achievements towards a more sustainable supply chain. The overall results of this research project can be found here [in German language].

Another example of Railsponsible getting traction is the “Outstanding Case Study Award” we received from the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council during its annual summit. The case study is now available on SPLC website.

For more on Railsponsible’s engagement with other initiatives and our recent participation in rail sector and sustainability events, you can see our Annual Report 2016-2017.