Our environmental commitments

Making sustainable mobility a reality

Faced with the environmental emergency, population growth and urbanisation, we are committed to developing more sustainable mobility. The aim? To become the leader in low-carbon mobility and, in partnership with the local authorities, build transport networks that are more respectful of public health and the environment. 

Acting as a role model for the planet

We have been committed to the continuous improvement of our environmental performance for many years. Our approach focuses on specific areas and goes far beyond regulatory and contractual environmental requirements:

·       preventing pollution,

·       optimising energy consumption,

·       improving waste management,

·       reducing the amount of drinking water consumed for industrial purposes.

Antonia Höög

Director of Sustainable Development and CSR at Keolis

"For more than ten years, Keolis has been committed to accelerating our ecological transition, in all the countries where we are present, to reduce the impact of our activities on the environment." 

ISO 14001 certification for our environmental management

Many subsidiaries are ISO 14001 certified for environmental management. This certification recognises the efforts made to by all our employees on a daily basis to reduce our environmental footprint.  

 43% of employees work in an activity that is ISO 14001-certified for environmental management*.

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A strict action plan to reduce our CO2 emissions

Since 2018, our Keolis Group prioritisation plan has been guiding our subsidiaries in establishing action plans of their own to optimise energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. By targeting rolling stock, buildings (notably heating, air conditioning and lighting) and infrastructures, the plan  enables sharing of the best locally deployed practices throughout the Keolis Group such as braking energy recovery systems installed on our metro networks.

Solutions for curbing our environmental footprint

Well aware of their impact on water resources, our subsidiaries are taking measures to reduce their consumption: systems for recycling vehicle washing water and/or rainwater recovery systems. They also continue to improve the recovery rate of their waste, by defining guidelines for the sorting, recovery and elimination of waste according to local contexts.

Key figures

  • 120 sites equipped with a system to recycle vehicle washing water

  • 131 sites equipped with a rainwater collection system

  • In the Keolis Group, 74% of dangerous waste and 55% of non-dangerous waste is recovered.

*Figures as of end 2021.

The tramway is a sustainable solution

Moving towards truly sustainable mobility

When it comes to the environmental performance of public transport, we are committed to setting the example. As such, we advise and support public transport authorities in their efforts to improve the environmental performance of their vehicle fleets, particularly buses and coaches.  We do this by providing them with expertise across the whole range of diesel alternatives and encouraging the development of soft mobility.