Environmental Indicators

Rail offers sustainable transport solutions and UIC Leaflet nr 330 “Railway specific environmental performance indicators” enables the sector – as well as single railway companies – to demonstrate its environmental advantages towards other transport modes.

Society’s expectations on companies’ environmental and sustainability performance and behaviour are increasing. The market, the decision makers – and the consumers - demand more sustainable products and services as well as proper documentation for performance and continuous improvement.

The UIC Leaflet Nr 330 “Railway specific environmental performance indicators” has defined six key performance indicators for the rail sector on issues such as energy and climate, air pollution and noise. These indicators enable railways to monitor their environmental performance and to compare themselves to other modes of transport.

In addition the leaflet provides several supporting indicators and a stepwise approach-guide to the data collection.

The UIC environmental indicators leaflet is the result of coordinated effort during several years performed by experienced environmental rail experts and summarise important progress done within the environmental performance of railways.