Reducing Alstom's carbon footprint

Alstom monitors separately greenhouses gases (GHG) emissions from different origins:

  • energy usage including direct and indirect emissions sources such as gas and electricity consumption respectively;
  • business travels (air, trains, cars, etc.);
  • fugitive emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) (Ktons CO2 eq).

Alstom in its new perimeter does not emit fugitive emissions of SF6 .

Alstom has now defined a 10% carbon footprint intensity reduction target by 2020, in relation to the base year of 2014, focused on CO2 emissions from energy usage. 

Alstom’s direct and indirect CO2 emissions from energy consumption have strongly decreased since 2014. The intensity of GHG emissions follows the same trend as energy intensity. Thanks to the actions to reduce energy consumption, implemented through the energy plan deployed by Alstom since 2016, the GHG emissions are decreasing. At the end of 2017, the GHG emissions intensity attributable to energy consumption decreased by 17% compared to the reference year 2014.

Greenhouse gases emissions


Use of renewable energies

The Company has signed contracts for the usage of electricity from renewable sources where economically viable. For example, Alstom is fully supplied with green electricity in Belgium. In France, the electricity from renewable energy sources is 40% (excluding Belfort site where Alstom does not manage directly the contract). In Germany, all the sites are supplied with 30% of green energy. Finally, the Hornell site in the United States has been supplied by green electricity since early 2018 through the purchase of green certificates representing 13 million kWh of green electricity. The Company has committed to using 100% of electricity from renewable sources by 2025.