CDP 2020 recognises the company’s leading efforts on climate change.
NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): Alstom has attained the highest possible score of “A” in the 2020 annual assessment for transparency and leadership on climate issues, run by global environmental non-profit CDP. This shows an improvement over last year’s score of “A-“, underlining Alstom’s commitment, robust policy and demonstrable actions to cut emissions and contribute to the development of the low-carbon economy. Alstom is one of a small number of high-performing companies out of 5,800+ that were scored.
“As we mark the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement, we are delighted to find ourselves for the first time on the famous A List of the CDP. This outcome demonstrates our sustained commitment and strong performance when it comes to energy and climate challenges. Supporting energy transition and decarbonisation in transport is at the heart of everything we do at Alstom,” said Cecile Texier, Alstom Vice President of Sustainability & CSR.
Alstom’s strategy Alstom in Motion sets ambitious environmental objectives for 2025, including a 25 % reduction in the energy consumption from solutions (vs. 2014), supplying 100% of the company’s electricity consumption from renewable sources, and for 100 % of newly developed solutions to be eco-designed.
The CDP (formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project) is a not-for-profit organisation that runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to measure and manage their environmental impacts. A detailed and independent methodology is used by CDP to assess companies, allocating a score of A to D- based on the comprehensiveness of disclosure, awareness and management of climate risks and demonstration of best practices associated with environmental leadership, such as setting ambitious and meaningful targets. In 2020, over 9,600 companies disclosed through CDP platform.
Leading the way to a greener and smarter mobility worldwide, Alstom develops and markets integrated systems that provide sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Alstom offers a complete range of equipment and services, from high-speed trains, metros, trams and e-buses to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Alstom recorded sales of €8.2 billion and booked orders of €9.9 billion in the 2019/20 fiscal year. Headquartered in France, Alstom is present in over 60 countries and employs 38,900 people.