May 2016

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. […]

Newsletter #01 – Monday 30 November 2015

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 […]

Newsletter #01 – Monday 30 November 2015

Message from the Chair

Railsponsible’s vision is a global railway industry where all suppliers have in place good ethical, social, environmental and business practices. We can be proud of what we have accomplished since our launch in March 2015. Our initiative now includes three railway operators and three railway manufacturers working together to promote greater […]

May 2015

Railsponsible launch in the press

After our successful launch which gathered a hundred of participants on March 4th in Utrecht and sparked the interest of the industry, several articles were published about our collaborative initiative:

International Railway Journal | Sustainable rail procurement initiative launched
Think Railways | Railsponsible – collaborative initiative focused on sustainable rail procurement launched | Six European firms launch Railsponsible to […]

January 2015

Major companies of the railway industry launch a new global procurement initiative to drive sustainability throughout the supply chain.

4 March 2015 – Utrecht, The Netherlands – Six companies in the railway industry – Alstom, Bombardier Transportation, Deutsche Bahn, Knorr Bremse, Nederlandse Spoorwegen and SNCF – are launching Railsponsible on March 4th in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Railsponsible is an initiative focused on sustainable procurement to improve sustainability throughout the entire supply chain, through sharing […]