NS: a sustainable brand
In 2022, NS came eighth in the ‘Monitor Merk & Maatschappij’ survey (2021: 6). This means we have achieved our objective of securing our position in the top 10. The weight of sustainability aspects in the choice for public transport has increased slightly. Over two thirds of consumers say this is important or very important to them. As in 2021, half of all consumers say environmental considerations are among the key reasons for them to opt for the train. Three quarters of consumers believe it is important for NS to operate its trains using green energy, and 65% feel that travelling by train is a sustainable option. Even so, when it comes to the perceived sustainability of means of transport, electric cars and e-bikes score higher than the train.