The Railsponsible charter was signed at the event by the founding members, Alstom, Bombardier, German Rail (DB), Knorr Bremse, Netherlands Railways (NS) and French National Railways (SNCF).

Railsponsible seeks to share best practices and processes to foster common understanding across the industry and to use and share common tools to generate efficiencies.

Later this month Railsponsible will launch its first common supplier assessment campaign with the aid of EcoVadis, France, which will help suppliers to implement environmentally-sustainable practices.