Management approach

Russian Railways put in place the following policies to guide its environmental practices:

  • Health, Environmental, Industrial and Fire Safety Policy of the Russian Railways Group;
  • Russian Railways’ Environmental Strategy through 2030 with an outlook through 2035;
  • Russian Railways’ Environmental Transparency Regulations;
  • Declaration on Comprehensive Approach to the Protection of Lake Baikal when Implementing Investment Projects for the Eastern Operating Domain Development.

Key international environmental treaties followed by the Company in its environmental management:

  • Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer;
  • Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal;
  • Convention on Biological Diversity;
  • Bucharest Convention on the Protection of the Black Sea against Pollution;
  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change;
  • Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change;
  • Agreement on Cooperation in the Sphere of Timber Industry and Forestry;
  • Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Environmental Protection among the Member States of the CIS;
  • Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Environmental Monitoring;
  • Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants;
  • Paris Climate Accords.

In 2022, Russian Railways updated its corporate policies governing the Company’s environmental efforts as follows:

  • approved standard solutions for separate accumulation of solid waste and secondary materials at the Central Directorate for Multiple Unit Trains and Central Directorate for Passenger Service;
  • approved Methodology for Measuring Efficiency of Russian Railways’ Environmental Activities;
  • approved the Procedure for Accumulating and Selling Discarded Electrical and Electronic Equipment, Other Than Mercury-Containing Devices, at Russian RailwaysApproved by Russian Railways’ Order No. 2574/r dated 5 October 2022. for a more systematic approach to handing electronic waste and transferring it for disposal.