A sustainable choice for everyone
To travel collectively is to travel sustainably - economically, ecologically and socially. Öresundståg offers simple, safe and affordable public transport. When many people travel together, there will be less exhaust fumes and congestion on the roads. We get less traffic noise and in the long run greener cities and healthier people.
The more people who travel collectively by Öresundståg and by the county companies' other complementary public transport - the more we contribute to a more sustainable region for ourselves and future generations.
Thanks to a well-developed train system, mobility is created, regions are opened up and can bring people together. Öresundståg helps to make it possible to live in one place and work in another. Öresundståg offers efficient and sustainable work commuting where you as a traveler can use the travel time well for both relaxation and work.
Öresundståg's traffic is adapted to accessibility and everyone is welcome to travel with us. When we clean, refurbish and maintain our trains, we do it from a sustainability perspective. Properly managed, the trains have a lifespan of 30 years.
Below we describe how Öresundståg works based on the three different sustainability areas ecological sustainability, social sustainability and economic sustainability.

For all operations relating to traffic and maintenance, there is an environmental management system that is certified and meets the requirements of ISO 14001, EMAS or equivalent.

All our trains run on electricity that is marked with the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation's label Good environmental choice. Electricity that has the label Good Environmental Choice is renewable, origin-labeled electricity that is generated via, for example, solar, hydropower and wind power or biomass. The labeling means that electricity production is required to take into account the environment, climate, animals, plants and people. The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation annually checks that the traffic meets the licensing requirements.

We use smart driving systems and work actively for a customer-friendly, environmentally friendly and energy-saving driving of the vehicles.

All road transport - except replacement traffic, is performed with vehicles that run on at least 25% biofuel or renewable electricity and meet "Good Environmental Choice". Biofuels produced from palm oil and / or derivatives from palm oil may not be used.

For replacement traffic, blending of biofuels is desirable in the gasoline or diesel used. If Fossil diesel or fossil petrol is used as fuel, it is of the worst environmental class 1.

Our replacement vehicles live up to the requirements in environmental zones, which are found, for example, in Malmö, Lund, Helsingborg and Mölndal. Environmental zone is a measure to improve air quality.

Choosing the train instead of the car is to save the environment. A car journey emits the same amount of greenhouse gases as 243 train journeys. When more people travel by public transport instead of by car, the congestion and congestion on the roads decreases. Our urban areas get cleaner air and less traffic noise. When more people travel together, conditions are also created to build sustainable cities. Parks and green areas can be prioritized over new roads and parking spaces. It promotes health and provides a higher quality of life for those living in cities.

According to the World Health Organization WHO, lack of physical activity is one of the ten biggest risk factors for health. A large European study shows that people walk 12 percent more on foot if they live, work or study in densely populated areas with good access to public transport and services. An accessible and well-planned public transport thus makes us more inclined to move.

All chemical handling takes place in a structured way based on a chemical handling system. Neither our customers, employees nor the environment should be exposed to particularly dangerous chemicals. Therefore, especially hazardous chemicals and phase-out substances - according to the Swedish Chemicals Agency's PRIO database, are prohibited in our vehicles and at our depots. Continuous work is also underway to phase out priority risk reduction substances.

Internal washing and cleaning of vehicles must, as far as possible, be done with particle-free ionized water or with cleaning agents that meet the criteria in one of the Swan, EU Ecolabel or Good Environmental Choice eco-labels. Cleaning of toilets excluded. Only cleaning agents for toilets should only be used that meet the criteria for the Swan or Good Environmental Choice eco-labels.

All soap, toilet paper and paper towels used for traffic undertaking must meet the criteria in one of the eco-labels Swan, EU Ecolabel or Good Environmental Choice.
The seats on our trains are upholstered in eco-labeled fabrics (EU Ecolabel). These fabrics must not contain hazardous chemicals, such as brominated flame retardants or dirt-repellent chemicals.

The uniform worn by our on-board staff is made of a mixture of polyester and wool which makes the material comfortable to wear with good stretchability and which can withstand many washes. A garment that lasts for many years is good for the environment as the coloring of the garments is the one that has the greatest negative environmental impact.

Food and beverages sold on board the trains must, as far as possible, be organic and fair trade-labeled. Served coffee, tea and chocolate must be organic and fair trade-labeled.

Profile products, give-aways and consumables must be selected with care and as far as possible with a focus on health and sustainability, such as organic, fair trade-labeled, palm oil-free, recyclable and ecologically degradable.

For business travel, sustainable alternatives such as train and bus are used where possible.

Our traffic is adapted to accessibility. Everyone is welcome to travel by Öresundståg and must have good conditions to do so. We enable mobility, bring people together and reduce social isolation. Thanks to affordable travel and a well-developed train system, we provide conditions for more people to both commute to work and make leisure trips.

We connect rural areas with urban areas and make it easy to travel between cities, regions and even countries. The Öresund trains open up the labor market and make it possible to live in one place and work in another. On our trains, commuters can easily relax or work on the train instead of focusing on driving or getting stuck behind the wheel of a traffic jam.

Our passengers must feel safe and secure on board, in a welcoming and safe environment. We have a staff that is caring, reliable and forward. We take care of customer views in a fair way and with a customer-friendly attitude.

Our goal is that everyone who works with us or on behalf of us should be able to enjoy their work, feel safe and have good conditions. We strive for everyone who works for Öresundståg to feel happy and proud to be a part of Öresundståg and for their contribution - where we together create the best possible Öresundståg traffic. And where our employees are given the opportunity to express opinions and contribute to future working methods.

Economic sustainability is about managing, handling, cleaning and refurbishing our trains so that they maintain their life expectancy. Properly managed, our trains have a lifespan of 30 years. Train upgrades are normally planned at 10-year intervals.

From December 2020, all maintenance of our vehicle fleet will take place at the new depot in Hässleholm. With the new depot, we will have the opportunity to expose maintenance to competition and procure traffic and maintenance in a contract. It is expected to provide increased delivery security and positive economic effects. All in order for us to manage our trains in such a way as to ensure their long-term value and function.

Öresundståg's operations are financed with public tax funds from the six regions that own the operations. Through public procurement, we ensure that tax funds are used efficiently and sustainably.