Bombardier Transportation Releases its Fourth Sustainability Report: “Shaping the Future of Mobility, Responsibly”

May 28, 2013 3:45 PM ET

May 28, 2013 /3BL Media/ - 

  • Report demonstrates the superior Bombardier Product Responsibility Strategy
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is integral to all business areas including innovation, product design, manufacturing and community involvement
  • CSR at Bombardier Transportation is based on a formal stakeholder dialogue

As a global leader in rail technology, Bombardier Transportation continues to shape the future of mobility, responsibly. With the publication of its fourth bi-annual Sustainability Report, the company showcases its 2011/2012 CSR achievements.

A structured stakeholder analysis helped to shape Bombardier Transportation’s CSR agenda and with it, CSR standards for the entire rail industry. As a result, this report reflects how the company is delivering innovation, managing its business responsibly and supporting communites – all integral parts of being a leader in the global rail industry.

Bombardier’s five-stage Product Responsibility Strategy shows how the company delivers innovative and sustainable transport solutions based on the example of the BOMBARDIER SPACIUM train: Design – Supply Chain – Manufacturing & Testing – Product Use & Maintenance – End-of-Life. At the end of their life cycle, the newly developed Bombardier rail vehicles offer a recoverability rate of up to 98%, a recyclability rate of up to 93% and up to 96% less CO2 emissions per passenger kilometer than other modes of transportation.

Responsible management requires a transparent environmental footprint for each product. “We began our product environmental performance reporting as early as 1999 when we launched our first Environmental Product Declaration (EPD),” said Michael Schemmer, Head of CSR and Health Safety & Environment, Bombardier Transportation. “To date, we have released 15 EPDs, including the four EPDs that we published over the last two years for BOMBARDIER INNOVIA Metro 200, the BOMBARDIER REGINA Intercity X55 train, the BOMBARDIER TALENT 2 train and the BOMBARDIER FLEXITY Outlook tram,” he added.

Bombardier Transportation’s commitment to support communities is embedded in its strategy to grow local roots in key markets. The business continued to increase the focus of its sponsorship globally on the three areas of education, environment and entrepreneurship. In 2012, 46 % of its donations and sponsorship concentrated on these three areas, up from 20% in 2010 and 35% in 2011. This targeted approach helps Bombardier Transportation to create value in the communities where it operates. Successful employee volunteering pilot events in different regions gathered best practice, paving the way towards more volunteering activities in the future.

In preparing this report, Bombardier applied the Global Reporting Initiative Sustainability Reporting Guidelines (GRI) 3.1. GRI is a multi-stakeholder governed institution that provides global standards in sustainability reporting and is a collaborating centre of the United Nations Environment Programme.

The Bombardier Transportation Sustainability report is based on the 2012 Bombardier Inc. CSR Report. To view the full online report, also covering the CSR performance of Bombardier Aerospace, and the pdf version of both reports, visit

About Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation, a global leader in rail technology, offers the broadest portfolio in the rail industry and delivers innovative products and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility. BOMBARDIER ECO4 technologies – built on the four cornerstones of energy, efficiency, economy and ecology – conserve energy, protect the environment and help to improve total train performance for operators and passengers. Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and has a very diverse customer base with products or services in more than 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide.

About Bombardier
Bombardier is the world’s only manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.

Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indexes. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, we posted revenues of $16.8 billion. News and information are available at or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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