Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Bombardier issues fourth Sustainability Report

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Bombardier Transportation has published its fourth bi-annual Sustainability Report, which the company says 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, the company says. The report reflects how the company is delivering innovation, managing its business responsibly and supporting communities—all integral parts of being a leader in the global rail industry.

Bombardier says its five-stage Product Responsibility Strategy helps new Bombardier rail vehicles offer a recoverability rate of up to 98%, a recyclability rate of up to 93%, and up to 96% less CO2 emissions per passenger kilometer than other modes of transportation.

"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 & 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."

To view the full online report, also covering the CSR performance of Bombardier Aerospace, and the pdf version of both reports, visit www.crs.bombardier.com.