VR Group's environmental policy

Together towards a better world – this is our vision and the purpose of our operations. At VR, we are at the forefront of creating the future of sustainable mobility for the benefit of society as a whole.  

Our values are We care, We work together, and We drive improvement. Rail transport is already recognized as the most energy-efficient and low-emission mode of transportation, sustainability is strongly embedded in our ways of working. It is an important part of our strategy - we acknowledge our responsibility for sustainable development and achieving Finland's climate goals.

We understand the environmental impacts of our operations, and our environmental ambitions are aligned with our significant environmental impacts. We are committed to near-term and long-term net zero Science-Based Targets.

By improving energy efficiency, increasing the share of fossil-free energy, investing in low-emission technology, and promoting circular economy we reduce emissions and offer sustainable solutions for both our customers and society as a whole. This way, we actively contribute to the mitigation of climate change and to the transition away from extraction of virgin non-renewable resources. While tackling climate change, we are committed to fostering biodiversity within both our operations and in our value chains.

The activities of our stakeholders also influence the environmental impacts of our operations, which is why in accordance with our values, we work together and, through collaboration, assist our b2b-customers in achieving their own emission reduction goals. In line with our environmental commitments, we also require responsible actions from partners in our value chain and prioritize steering our procurement practices towards products and services that have minimal impact on the environment.

Sustainability is a key factor in our decision-making, and our management is committed to ensuring responsible operations and taking environmental aspects into account in decision-making. We train our personnel to act in an environmentally responsible manner. Our environmental goals guide our daily operations, and each of us is responsible for taking environmental aspects into account in our own actions and work duties. This journey towards a more sustainable future is a shared effort for both us and our stakeholders.

Our environmental management work is based on national and international environmental regulations and agreements. In Finland we comply with the ISO 14001 standard requirements and implement its guidelines within our environmental management system. VR Sverige will be integrated into the system during 2024.

The environmental policy is followed throughout the Group’s operations.

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