Information published on 6 May 2021 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr eNews.

Austria: EcoVadis: Gold for ÖBB RCG

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Rail Cargo Group works in harmony with society and the environment. Its activities have been evaluated for the third time by EcoVadis, who have awarded the company CSR “Gold” status. This puts RCG in the top 1% of all the railway companies assessed.

As one of the leading rail logistics companies in Europe, RCG’s business model is intrinsically sustainable. After all, the more goods we transport by rail, the less we pollute the environment. The modal shift to rail is the most important tool the rail industry has to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. RCG honours its responsibility by investing in safety, flexible rail logistics and a wide range of measures above and beyond mobility. It goes one step further by selecting its business partners using criteria that ensure they not only support the company’s philosophy, but also focus on the same values.

RCG’s responsible approach has been awarded “Gold” status by EcoVadis, the international rating platform that has ranked more than 75,000 companies for their corporate social responsibility (CSR). The assessment took into account environmental, labour and human rights issues, business ethics and sustainable procurement. RCG improved its rating in this third assessment, moving from “Silver” to “Gold” status. This places the company in the top 1% assessed by EcoVadis in the rail transport sector.

RCG’s received special recognition for its CO2 emissions calculator for customers and its development, the work the company is doing to retrofit its freight wagons with quiet brake pads, plus its wide range of training programmes. It also scored highly when it comes to working conditions, with an extensive range of health and diversity benefits, as well as measures aimed at achieving a better work-life balance such as flexible working hours, remote working/home office and leisure activities. RCG’s comprehensive occupational health and safety programmes, as well as its anti-corruption training, service partner evaluations and registration modalities in its online portal, were all praised.

(Source: Rail Cargo Group)