Sustainability

Use of the planet’s energy resources and the waste that is produced is a critical concern at Colas Rail.

We believe that sustainable development is not a constraint but a driving force behind innovation and creativity. We also believe it makes our company a more attractive employer to a workforce which is increasingly sensitive to the need for social responsibility.

100,000kg - CO2 saved by our 'No Idling' Policy for On-Track Machines and Locomotives.


Throughout all operations we:

  • Collaborate with our clients and suppliers to drive sustainability throughout the supply chain.
  • Engage our people in sustainability and attract, develop and retain an engaged workforce.
  • Provide local suppliers and subcontractors an equal opportunity to compete for appropriate contracts.
  • Provide a safe, respectful and inclusive culture throughout Colas Rail and its supply chain, meeting internationally accepted ethics and labour standards.
  • Conduct our business with integrity and ethics in accordance with our company’s and Group’s policies and guidelines.
  • Drive a culture of learning and innovation.

Respecting the Environment 

  • Managing energy consumption and conserving natural resources, using those resources efficiently and sourcing responsibly.
  • Protecting and enhancing ecological resources.
  • Recycling waste generated by our activities and reducing our greenhouse gas emissions while providing low carbon solutions for our customers.
  • Design solutions that ensure resilience to predicted future climate change and weather conditions.
  • Minimising disturbance to local residents.
  • Encouraging small ways to help the environment.
  • Advising on the choice of techniques and materials used.

As a significant supplier of railway infrastructure and rail operations services, we are committed to embedding sustainability in to everything we do to deliver sustainable rail solutions.