Worldwide demand for mobility is growing steadily, linked to demographic changes, the growth of urbanisations and economic development. Increased mobility, especially road traffic, is contributing to congestion, air pollution in cities and the depletion of energy resources, with a substantial impact on climate change.
In response, Alstom provides innovative and environmentally-friendly rail solutions to meet mobility needs through a socially-responsible business model.
Our commitment to sustainable development requires us to focus on anticipating upcoming environmental and social challenges in mobility and to actively manage the risks and opportunities these entail. That is why sustainability is at the heart of Alstom’s strategy, with the corresponding alignment of its approach to social responsibility.
The solutions that Alstom develops are designed to optimize sustainability throughout the entire product life cycle, from the choice of raw materials and the manufacturing process to its operational efficiency, with particular emphasis on reducing energy consumption and end-of-life recycling.
As part of this commitment, Alstom Spain has joined the Spanish Green Growth Group. The aim of this group, promoted by the Ministry for Agriculture, Food and Environment, is to progress towards a low-carbon economy. Alstom has also signed the Barcelona Declaration, alongside 29 Spanish companies which are committed to the environment, in a quest to promote the development of economic policies that will boost the low-carbon economy as a driving force for economic growth and employment.
Globally, Alstom’s main objective for 2020 is to reduce the energy consumption of its products and services by 20%, compared to 2014 data. The energy intensity of its production sites and facilities is also set to decrease by 10% before 2020.
To achieve these objectives, Alstom is implementing an intensive programme of technological innovation and eco-design in product development.
As for Alstom’s targets for the environmental management of its factories and facilities, all Alstom sites are currently implementing water management, waste and energy programmes.