Russian Railways receives award for "Best Environmentally Responsible Company in the Region in 2015"
In the framework of the III Russian Industry and Environmental Forum "RosPromEco-2015", Russian Railways received the award for the "Best Environmentally Responsible Company in the Region in 2015".
In implementing the Company's environmental policy, Russian Railways organised a series of measures to minimise the negative impacts on the environment in all its operational areas.
Thus, as part of a joint project with the Global Environmental Foundation and UNIDO for waste disposal, Russian Railways has launched a new production complex for the thermal waste treatment in the III-IV hazard classes at Northern Railways.
Russian Railways has developed a programme to increase environmental responsibility which has been approved by the Company's Board of Directors. Fundamental documents governing environmental management has also been approved.
Since 2007, the Company has been implementing the "Environmental Strategy of Russian Railways for the periods to 2020 and to 2030". The Strategy's objectives are to reduce the impact on the environment twofold by 2030 and make green technology a priority.