Alstom reduces its environmental impact in its Chorzów site in Poland
100% of renewable energy and elimination of 9 tons of plastic per year
- 100% electricity consumption from renewable energy sources
- Certifed energy from wind and water
- 9 tons of plastic per year eliminated
22 July 2020 – As a global leader of sustainable and smart mobility, Alstom focuses on sustainability aiming at obtaining minimum 80% of energy from renewable sources (RES) by 2023 and full conversion to RES by 2025 for all the Group.
Alstom Poland has been leading the fulfilment of these objectives since January 2020 as 100% of energy consumed by Alstom’s Chorzów site comes from renewables. The certified energy is supplied by Tauron, the second largest electricity generator and supplier in Poland, and the green energy comes directly from water and wind RES installations owned by Tauron Ekoenergia.
In addition to this first action, Alstom has launched the “Plastic Free” campaign. In the first stage, the goal is to eliminate plastic cups and bottles. Consequently, the company ended access to plastic bottled drinks and handed over water bottles to all employees, encouraging to use them at work on daily basis. Next step is to reduce the packaging of production materials delivered to Alstom. Thanks to these efforts, Alstom in Poland will eliminate minimum 9 tons of plastic per year.
“With the onset of 2020, we signed a contract for 12,000 MWh of energy certified by a Guarantee of Origin, corresponding to 100% of the estimated annual consumption of our Chorzów site. This is a massive amount of green energy. By comparison, this amount of energy would provide light and power all electric appliances in more than three thousand households for an entire year” – explains Paweł Siwek, Managing Director, Alstom Konstal S.A.
“Switching to renewable energy sources is another milestone in Alstom’s sustainability strategy, as well as our local success. Alstom undertakings within CSR & Sustainability strategies involve also activities dedicated to employees and subcontractors. The “plastic free” campaign is a good example which will allow us to eliminate 9 tons of plastic per year.” highlights Artur Fryczkowski, President, Alstom Polska.
Sustainable and smart mobility are the pillars of Alstom’s innovation strategy, which provides a solid foundation for the future of mobility. Under Alstom in Motion strategy, the Energy Saving Plan has been carried out consistently as part of the company’s commitment to electricity decarbonisation in their sites around the world.
The Energy Saving Plan focuses on 20 major energy consumers within Alstom that account for over 90% of the company’s global consumption. As part of the activities, contracts are signed for the supply of green energy from third-party suppliers.
Alstom’s continued commitment to sustainable mobility has been recognised by independent experts. In recent years, the company has been listed in the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World index by Corporate Knights, and in the Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe Index (DJSI), which demonstrates Alstom’s true leadership in the field of sustainability.