With rapidly evolving demographics and consequent massive urbanisation, transport systems will have to be redesigned to meet the increasing demand for mobility while preserving the environment. It is our mission to accompany their transition towards sustainable transport systems by designing and delivering innovative and environmentally-friendly solutions.
The booming demand for urban mobility is leading to a significant increase of all transport modes. As a consequence, the risk of a further growing pollution and subsequent increase in environmental and health challenges has never been higher.
Curbing worldwide emissions from transport will be key in reducing our collective environmental footprint.
That's why we are fully committed to reducing the carbon footprint of transport solutions, as well as to adopting climate-resilient and low-carbon strategies that will enable the transition to a truly sustainable global transport system.
The implication of the Paris Agreement is clear: to limit the rise in temperature to well below 2°C by the end of the century, carbon neutrality must be achieved by 2050.
Alstom is committed to supporting carbon neutrality in transport and has adopted a “Climate and energy transition strategy” along three lines:
Alstom’s eco-design policy consists of continuously improving the sustainability performance of its solutions by monitoring and reducing their environmental impact throughout their entire lifecycles. The priorities set in Alstom’s eco-design policy focus on : energy efficiency of rail transport systems; use of clean, recyclable, and natural materials; reduction of noise and vibrations; reduction of air emissions; and end-of-life management of products, particularly in maintenance activities.
On the production side, lifecycle assessments help to identify significant environmental aspects and improvement areas and assist in the making of technical choices. On the customer side, the environmental product declarations (EPDs) provide a detailed picture of the impact of various Alstom solutions.