Five environmental pledges

Even though the train is already the greenest choice, we can always do more. That's why we have made made five environmental pledges for the years 2013–2020.

Forward while saving energy

Aim: To increase energy efficiency in rail passenger services and in rail logistics by 20%.

Indicator: Energy consumption in megajoules per passenger or tonne per kilometre

The situation in 2012: 0.45 MJ/passenger-kilometre, 0.20 MJ/tonne-kilometre
The situation in 2013: 0,44 MJ/passenger-kilometre, 0,19 MJ/tonne-kilometre
The situation in 2014: 0,43 MJ/passenger-kilometre, 0,18 MJ/tonne-kilometre
The situation in 2015: 0,40 MJ/passenger-kilometre, 0,18 MJ/tonne-kilometre

More renewable energy

Aim: Renewable energy should constitute over 60% of the entire VR Group's energy consumption.

Indicator: The percentage of renewable energy in all of the energy used by the group

The situation in 2012: 53%
The situation in 2013: 54%
The situation in 2014: 56%
The situation in 2015: 61%

For a cleaner soil and landscape

Aim: There will not be any major leaks contaminating the soil in the transport of hazardous substances or in the use of chemicals. The portion of satisfied responses to customer satisfaction survey questions on cleanliness will be at least 85%.

Indicators: The number of small or major spills, the portion (%) of satisfied responses to customer satisfaction survey questions on cleanliness

The situation in 2012: no major leaks, customer satisfaction 80%
The situation in 2013: no major leaks, customer satisfaction 81%
The situation in 2014: no major leaks, customer satisfaction 82%
The situation in 2015: no major leaks, customer satisfaction 83%

Less consumption, more recycling

Aim: Waste ending up at landfills will account for less than 15 per cent of all waste produced.

Indicator: Waste to be landfilled as a percentage of total waste (excluding scrapping of rolling stock)

The situation in 2013: 24%
The situation in 2014: 11%
The situation in 2015: 10%

The greenest choice

Aim: The number of people considering VR environmentally friendly will increase by two percentage points.

Indicator: The percentage of positive responses towards environmental friendliness in VR corporate image surveys

The situation in 2013: 69%
The situation in 2014: 71%
The situation in 2015: 69%