Bombardier Transportation continues to shape the future of mobility, responsibly with the publication of its fourth bi-annual Sustainability Report, the company showcases its 2011/2012 CSR achievements.
A structured stakeholder analysis helped to shape Bombardier Transportation’s CSR agenda and with it, CSR standards for the entire rail industry. As a result, this report reflects how the company is delivering innovation, managing its business responsibly and supporting communites — all integral parts of being a leader in the global rail industry.
Bombardier’s five-stage product responsibility strategy shows how the company delivers innovative and sustainable transport solutions based on the example of the Bombardier Spacium train: design – supply chain – manufacturing and testing – product use and maintenance – end-of-life. At the end of their life cycle, the newly developed Bombardier rail vehicles offer a recoverability rate of up to 98 percent, a recyclability rate of up to 93 percent and up to 96 percent less CO2 emissions per passenger kilometer than other modes of transportation. Responsible management requires a transparent environmental footprint for each product.
“We began our product environmental performance reporting as early as 1999 when we launched our first Environmental Product Declaration (EPD),” said Michael Schemmer, head of CSR and health safety and environment, Bombardier Transportation. “To date, we have released 15 EPDs, including the four EPDs that we published over the last two years for Bombardier Innovia Metro 200, the Bombardier Regina Intercity X55 train, the Bombardier Talent 2 train and the Bombardier Flexity Outlook tram,” he added.
Bombardier Transportation’s commitment to support communities is embedded in its strategy to grow local roots in key markets. The business continued to increase the focus of its sponsorship globally on the three areas of education, environment and entrepreneurship. In 2012, 46 percent of its donations and sponsorship concentrated on these three areas, up from 20 percent in 2010 and 35 percent in 2011.