VIA Rail is transforming into a vehicle for change in Canada! On April 19th, we reached another milestone towards that objective as we unveiled our five-year sustainability plan and announced our participation in the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, the United Nations Global Compact.
So what are we doing to be part of the solution in helping create a better tomorrow?
Zero-Waste Train is on its way
We want to reduce our environmental footprint at every step of your journey. That’s why as part of this plan we will focus on minimizing waste generation, ensuring products and packaging are reused and recycled. The goal? Welcoming you on board zero-waste trains in the Québec City-Windsor corridor by 2025.
Reducing our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
By choosing to take the train, you are already using one of the most environmentally friendly modes of transportation. But that doesn’t mean we have to stop here: as part of our plan, we aim to reduce our GHG emissions by 30% or more by 2030, compared to 2005.
Sustainability is at the heart of the future we are all building together, and these are only a few examples of the ten goals we have set. Click on the link below to learn more about our plan.