An ecodesign policy for improved environmental performance
Ecodesign aims at improving the environmental performance of our solutions over their entire lifecycle. It allows the emerging expectations of our stakeholders to be met, contributes to strengthening the competitiveness of our systems and solutions and reduces their lifecycle cost.
All Alstom’s product platforms define objectives, action plans and indicators to improve the lifecycle environmental performance of solutions which focus on:
- energy efficiency
- use of clean, recyclable or natural materials
- noise and vibrations reduction
- air emissions reduction
- easy end-of-life management
Lifecycle assessments support technical choices and Environmental Product Declarations provide customers with an in-depth view of impacts throughout the lifecycle. Extensive efforts have been made to rationalise and optimise practices across the technical platforms, which will help deploy lifecycle assessments in a more efficient and systematic way in the future.
In 2015, Alstom pursued deployment of environmental performance dashboards in line with its ecodesign policy. They allow to record and track the performance of Alstom solutions versus targets set in terms of noise reduction, energy efficiency and use of recyclable materials.
These dashboards are progressively deployed for urban trains and will be extended in the future to main lines trains and infrastructure solutions.
The monitored products are considered to be ecodesigned as per the latest Alstom ecodesign policy. To date, 17 solutions of the portfolio are considered ecodesigned. This indicator will be tracked and published on a regular basis.