SOURCE: Bombardier Inc.DESCRIPTION:
BERLIN, March 10, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation, together with Alstom Transport, Deutsche Bahn, Knorr Bremse, Nederlandse Spoorwegen and SNCF, officially launched the Railsponsible initiative on March 4th in Utrecht, The Netherlands. This new global initiative is focused on improving sustainability and transparency throughout the entire rail procurement supply chain.
Due to its size, the rail industry has a vast supply chain with a high potential for environmental and social impact. Railsponsible is therefore an effort to mitigate this risk and ensure that members maintain responsible best practices by assessing supplier’s sustainability performance.
The launch event on March 4 explored the unique opportunities and challenges of the railway industry global supply chain and how a collaborative initiative can drive the continuous improvement of sustainability practices of the value chain. The six founding members signed the charter to officially launch Railsponsible and invited other companies and suppliers in the rail industry to join.
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.
Railsponsible aims to continuously improve the sustainability practices of railway industry suppliers. In March 2015 Railsponsible kicked off its first common supplier assessment campaigns using EcoVadis, a platform that helps companies monitor the sustainability performance of their suppliers. EcoVadis also brings strong expertise in collaborative industry sustainability initiatives, as well as sustainable procurement collaborative platforms.
About Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation, a global leader in rail technology, offers the broadest portfolio in the rail industry and delivers innovative products and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility. BOMBARDIER ECO4 technologies – built on the four cornerstones of energy, efficiency, economy, and ecology – conserve energy, protect the environment and help to improve total train performance for operators and passengers. Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and has a very diverse customer base with products or services in more than 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide.
Bombardier is the world’s largest manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable, and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.
Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indices. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, we posted revenues of $20.1 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.Contact Info:
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