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Jun 05, 2019

Russian Railways traditionally joins in the celebration of World Environment Day on 5 June

As well as the transportation of goods and passengers, Russian Railways also works to protect the environment, use natural resources wisely and maintain a favorable environmental situation in railway transport’s zone of influence.

The Company’s implementation of the Ecological Strategy of Russian Railways for the period 2007-2018 resulted in a 60% decrease in the emission of harmful substances into the atmosphere and a 70% reduction of discharges of polluted wastewater. Over the same timeframe, the Company increased the share of neutralisation and waste management in economic circulation by 16.6%.

The Company makes a significant contribution to improving the environment and preserving Russia’s natural resources by paying special attention to environmental protection and implementing environmental programmes.

The efforts of Russian Railways in the field of environmental protection resulted in the award of a diploma "2018 Leader of Environmental Activities in Russia."

According to the results of the All-Russian Competition of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs "2018 Leaders of Russian Business: Dynamics, Responsibility," the Company was declared the winner in the category "For Environmental Responsibility."