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Pandrol Under Sleeper Pads Significantly Limit Carbon Impact

Written by Pandrol Sustainable Resilient Systems
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Global rail fastening specialist Pandrol has underlined its commitment to working collaboratively toward global carbon neutrality, supporting certified green energy projects across the world to reduce its total carbon impact.

Pandrol’s Under Sleeper Pads are made from end-of-life tires, using around 5 pounds (2.3kg) per sleeper, producing a carbon footprint that is less than half of the same product made using virgin rubber. Every mile of railway track installed with Pandrol’s Under Sleeper* Pads saves 3,000 tires from landfill or burning.

Pandrol is fully committed to helping to reduce the impact of remaining CO2 emissions from Under Sleeper Pad production, by financing labeled green energy production projects in developing countries.

Pandrol’s ambitious approach to this product has an outstanding impact, verified by Belgian-accredited inspection and certification organization Vinçotte. This commitment contributes to the collective goals of carbon neutrality Pandrol shares with many other organizations and companies across the world.

During their own life cycle, Under Sleeper Pads will also contribute to reducing the carbon footprint of railway lines, by increasing their lifespan and reducing the need for maintenance. 

Thomas Lorent, Head of Sustainable Resilient Systems (SRS) at Pandrol, comments: “Last year, we took action to understand the carbon footprint of the Pandrol SRS products, conducting a full Life Cycle Assessment. Since then, we have taken action to reduce our environmental footprint for the products that can be most improved. This change will limit the carbon impact of our Under Sleeper Pads, allowing us to reduce our footprint and support certified climate projects at the same time.”

More information about Pandrol’s Under Sleeper Pads can be found here: https://www.pandrol.com/product/under-sleeper-pads/

*Crosstie in the U.S.