Freight transports are an essential part of our economy that can be made safer and more sustainable through utilization of the railway. Quality and safety are top priorities in our private railway company.
We place a great deal of emphasis on the increasingly important aspects of sustainability and the environment. The railway is one of the most environmentally friendly ways of transporting goods, and this has been one of the pioneers in electric mobility for several decades. Our trains run on electricity generated using 100% hydroelectric power, 92% of which is produced in Austria. Rail transports also generate significantly fewer air pollutants and emit fewer greenhouse gases than other modes of freight transport.
For example, in 2020 in the area of finished goods shipped to Italy alone, we were able to reduce transport emissions to 2,751 tons of CO2. In comparison, trucks emit 18,614 tons of CO2 emissions for the same volume of finished goods transported, thus resulting in a savings of 15,863 tons of CO2 in this area of our environmentally friendly rail transports.
In order to be able to continually improve the areas of quality, safety and environment, we have installed an integrated management system in an effort to continually optimize procedures and processes in this respect.