Six companies in the railway industry, Alstom Transport, Bombardier Transportation, Deutsche Bahn, Knorr Bremse, Nederlandse Spoorwegen and SNCF, launched on March 4th Railsponsible.
Railsponsible is an initiative focused on sustainable procurement to improve sustainability throughout the entire supply chain, through sharing best practices and processes, driving a common understanding across the industry, and to use and share common tools, creating efficiencies.
The vision of Railsponsible is a global railway industry where all suppliers have in place good ethical, social, environmental and business practices.
Railsponsible aims to continuously improve the sustainability practices of railway industry suppliers. In March 2015 Railsponsible will kick off its first common supplier assessment campaigns using EcoVadis. Railsponsible is facilitated by BSR, with the support of EcoVadis, bringing strong expertise in collaborative industry sustainability initiatives, as well as sustainable procurement collaborative platforms.
Railsponsible is open to all railway operators and companies across the railway industry value chain, along with key industry associations that share its vision, mission and commitments.