With leading positions in the power generation, electrical grid and rail transport infrastructure markets, putting the environment at the heart of our activities is imperative. We’re continually developing cleaner, more energy efficient solutions for a sustainable future, such as our carbon capture technology. Learn more about carbon capture on our Video Insights website.
Combating Climate Change
Our carbon capture technology, along with our other work in the field of clean power, led us to take a leading role in the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Durban in November 2011. As a global leader in power generation, electrical grid and rail transport – three sectors that are responsible for approximately 60% of global CO2 emissions – we feel that it is our responsibility to address the climate change challenge and be a part of the solution. We actively contributed to the debates that took place and since the launch of our Clean Power Today!™ strategy in 2005, we have been committed to developing a sustainable power market.
Combating climate change will mean integrating renewable and conventional energy sources into the "clean grid" energy highways that connect regions and countries, share the power resources effectively and react to demand and production dynamically.
Creating clean mobility solutions
Part of our environmental philosophy is sustainable mobility: for 20 years we have placed environmental preservation at the heart of our development strategy. In doing so, we’re creating cleaner, more efficient transport systems for the whole rail market. With our unparalleled expertise in designing and manufacturing rail solutions, we are able to develop and offer information systems, infrastructure services and efficient rolling stock that are eco-designed to minimise waste throughout their lifetimes.
We’re also committed to minimising the impact of development on environments, including historical urban areas. For these markets, we build custom-designed rail systems that work in harmony with their surroundings, helping to preserve each area’s unique heritage.
Safeguarding the environments in which we work
The Alstom Foundation champions humanitarian initiatives that are important to employees. Each year, we choose a number of projects from a selection submitted by Alstom people, covering ethical economic development of local communities, environmental education and awareness, social support and nature preservation.