Making sustainability an integral part of our Pandrol Promise

“We deliver an unrivalled customer experience by maximising rail infrastructure availability, safety and sustainable lifetime value.” – The Pandrol Promise.

Pandrol's Sustainability Targets

With Pandrol’s place at the forefront of the market, it is our ambition to become a global leader in CO2 and greenhouse gas emission (GhG) reduction.

Across the whole Delachaux Group, we have been measuring our Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions annually, along with Scope 3 in 2019. This, together with analysing our Product carbon Footprint allows us to work and improve all along our Processes and Supply Chain, from design to manufacturing until our suppliers.

 

Our targets 

We started measuring our GHG emissions, including Scope 3 in 2019. In order to guide our efforts, we set-up two internal targets:

  • To reduce GhG emissions in Scopes 1, 2 and 3 by 10% in 2023 compared to 2019
  • To reduce GhG emissions in Scopes 1 and 2 by 6% in 2023 compared to 2021

Sustainability in action

Circular economy

 

In every product we investigate the possibility to increase our usage of recycled material.

As a leading provider of Sustainable Resilient Systems (SRS) based on recycled rubber technology we provide solutions for rail networks across the globe for noise & vibration control and embedded rail systems, offering the lowest CO2 footprint in the market.

Product Carbon Footprint / EPD

‘To answer our customers’ expectations, and also guide our product carbon footprint improvements, we are working on increasing the coverage of our product portfolio with EPD. This standardized approach allows us to quantify the environmental impact of our products thanks to our technical and industrial choices.

People awareness & engagement

To onboard our employees in our sustainability journey we are offering some e-Learning on sustainability background and effects and how we must contribute as an industrial actor, we also run some climate Fresks in our organization and specific training (eco-design, …)

Sustainable in our manufacturing processes

In order to reduce the carbon footprint of our operations, we work on both reducing our energy consumptions and going to greener energy sources.

Our main actions are continuing updating our manufacturing equipment to less-emitting solutions, and increasing continuously our usage of renewables. In 2022 we’ve reached 18% supply of renewable electricity and implemented our first solar panels in our plant of Castellgali, Spain.

Since 2019 and 2022 we could improve our scope 1&2 by 17%.

Sustainable supply chain

Supply chain and suppliers Purchases of raw materials or semi-finished products are the largest part of Scope 3 in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, so we need to engage our supply chain-related environmental impact.

Since 2021, a responsible supplier charter has been drawn up by Pandrol France and was extended to other entities in 2023. This charter not only incorporates environmental issues but also social, societal and ethical aspects.

In 2022, we started engaging our main suppliers by asking them their decarbonisation commitment and targets, in order to include them in our business strategies.

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A message from our CEO

Sustainability is a big priority for Pandrol, and we are committed to reducing our footprints and create a more sustainable future. We are doing this through our eco-design products, adjusting our manufacturing processes, engaging our supply chain, and incorporating sustainability as our new way of life.

We know that our success will only be possible by the collective buy in and empowerment of our people. Hence, we have rolled out training for our teams and sustainability ambassadors, to engage them and give everyone the agency to drive and implement our strategy.