Russian Railways is the most energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly railway
company in the world
According to estimates by the International Energy Agency and the International
Union of Railways, Russian Railways is the most energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly
railway company in the world.
More than 86% of freight and 85% of passengers carried by OJSC Russian Railways
are transported using environmentally-friendly electric power.
At 30.5%, transport accounts for about one third of all greenhouse gas emissions
in Russia. This figure rises to 54.9% when taking into account personal transport.
However, Russia’s railways account for only about 1% of these emissions.
Between 2011 and 2017, emissions of pollutants into the atmosphere were reduced
by 33% and discharges of polluted wastewater into the environment by 54.6%.
Since 2015, OJSC Russian Railways has been taking part in solving the problems
of climate change and its consequences, as well as implementing the Greenhouse Gas
Emission Reduction Programme in carrying out its activities.
This year, taking into account indirect emissions from the use of heat and electricity,
the Company achieved a decrease of 45.7% in greenhouse gas emissions compared to 1990
levels while the traffic volumes remain broadly comparable.