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.