27 February - 2 March 2023

UIC Sustainability Action Week

UIC Headquarters in Paris

The 2023 Sustainability Action Week held in Paris, between 27 February and 2 March 2023 was successfully concluded. The event gathered members of the Sustainable Land Use, Noise, Circular Economy, Energy and CO2, RSi tool, and Sustainable Finance, to share best practices, celebrate successes and grow networks. The summary of the discussions and the events are recorded in the booklet.


As a lasting resource and a showcase of our collective achievements, UIC has created the Booklet of the Sustainability Action Week, a comprehensive guide summarising the compelling outcomes, innovative ideas and inspiring stories shared throughout this thought-provoking and transformative event.

For agenda and more information on the event, see below:


Monday, 27 February 2023


Tuesday, 28 February 2023

👉 Zero Waste Railways Workshop - Best Practices for Circular Outflows in the Rail Sector:
As part of its ZERO WASTE RAILWAYS workshop series, UIC invites you to come and share best practices and successes aiming at making rail transport outflows 100% circular. This event will feature an inspirational keynote speaker, best practices presentations from UIC members, showcase rail supply industry innovations and best practices from non-rail industry towards 100% circular outflows.

  • Proposed agenda and practical information - see details here

👉 UIC Railway Noise Days (organised by UIC Noise and Vibration Sector)
The UIC convened the global railway community for a 2-day Railway Noise Workhsop (in-person) on February 28- March 1, 2023 in Paris. These Railway Noise days have been co-curated by the Noise and Vibration Sector (Sustainability) and Train Track Interaction Sector (Rail System) in UIC. The event will be designed to engage international noise and vibration experts and to spark new ideas and encourage knowledge sharing through interactive activities.

👉 Evening Reception - organised by Platinum Sponsors

Wednesday, 1 March 2023

👉 Energy saving task force best practice exchange:
UIC launched the Energy Saving Taskforce in November 2022 to provide a platform for collaborative knowledge sharing on techniques to save energy, fuel and costs for railway operations. This hybrid event will be the culmination of this work, sharing and showcasing the most effective solutions and agreeing next steps for action in this area.

The Energy & CO2 Sector Members met the following day (see 2 March 2022)

👉 UIC Railway Noise Days (organised by UIC Train Track Interaction Sector)

👉 Evening Reception

Thursday, 2 March 2023

👉 Sustainable Finance workshop and RSi celebration day:
The UIC has recently completed the first-year collection and results from the Rail Sustainability index, which provides a unique rating system and a supportive digital platform to assess a company’s contribution to the achievement of the SDGs, featuring benchmarks and best practices, as well as the contribution of the sector.
On March 2nd, 2023 this one-day celebration event will end the weeklong UIC ‘Sustainability Action Week’ 27th Feb – 2nd March 2023. The event aims to both share and celebrate the sustainability successes of rail and facilitate a dialogue between the finance and sustainability communities from railways as well as experts from third parties such as private investors and multilateral development banks

  • Please consult this link for more detailed information

👉 UIC Energy & CO2 Sector meeting
This meeting will be used as a debrief on energy saving strategies and workshop, following up on UIC Energy & CO2 projects and steering of it.

Sponsors and Media Partners

Gold Sponsor
  • Your worldwide partner in customized railway superstructure solutions.
Silver Sponsor FIMOR has more than 45 years of experience in polyurethane and offers several products for the railway sector including anti-noise covers for ballast wagons to reduce noise of 15 dB for the residents and the operators.
  • Semperit is a global manufacturer of industrial polymer products and solutions.
    Every day, surface and underground trains have to travel safely, quickly and comfortably to their destinations.. Our customised range of track construction products meets this challenge and enables rail transport to move forward, without compromising safety, speed or comfort. Our rail fastening components meet international standards and are rigorously tested to ensure their performance and durability. We are committed to working with our local and international partners, railway authorities and sleeper manufacturers to provide the best possible service.
    Semperit is therefore a manufacturer of high-quality products for fastening components and the development partner for innovative complete solutions made of rubber and plastic.


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