6.6 C
London
Thursday, September 24, 2020

Leading rail industry firms sign up to international sustainable procurement charter

Several of Europe’s biggest rail industry suppliers and operators have signed up to a new sustainable procurement charter, Railsponsible.

Bombardier, Alstom, Knorr Bremse, Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) and SNCF launched the initiative on March 4 in the Dutch city of Utrecht.

The founding members are using the launch to invite more rail industry suppliers from around the world to sign up, share best practice and create an industry-wide standard for assessing sustainability across the supply chain.

“The vision of Railsponsible is a global railway industry where all suppliers have in place good ethical, social, environmental and business practices,” said a press release launching the scheme.

Michiel van Roozendaal, who is head of sustainability at NS, said the charter presented an opportunity to “utilise the collective buying power” of the sector.

1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest Rail News

All change at RDG

Major changes in the leadership of the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) are underway as the organisation...

Tragedy at Stonehaven

Scotrail HST crashes near Stonehaven, Aberdeen, killing 3 of the 9 people on board. Just as RailStaff was closing...

Totalkare moves to larger premises

On the back of several years of sustained growth, Totalkare has relocate to a new, purpose-built facility at Pensnett Trading Estate...

AVENTICS launches new pneumatic air dryer with eight-year maintenance interval

AVENTICS™, one of the world’s leading product brands for pneumatic components and systems, has now launched its new range of RDD...

Preston’s railway station gets impressive new glazing

A £600,000 restoration project on Preston station’s glazed frontage has seen the North side of the 140-year-old station transformed with new...

More like this...