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Railsponsible – collaborative initiative focused on sustainable rail procurement launched

Six companies in the railway industry, Alstom Transport, Bombardier Transportation, Deutsche Bahn, Knorr Bremse, Nederlandse Spoorwegen and SNCF have lunched Railsponsible, a collaborative initiative focused on sustainable procurement to improve sustainability throughout the entire supply chain.

Railsponsible aims to share best practices and processes, drive a common understanding across the industry, and 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.

The six founding members will sign the charter to officially launch Railsponsible and invite other companies and suppliers in the rail industry to join.

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.

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