Our sustainability performance
Within the transport sector, public transportation is the evident sustainable choice. NS is - and wishes to remain - the most prominent social provider of sustainable mobility. Our focus is on the contribution of NS to solving the climate problem and, more specifically, to reducing CO2 emissions. We can enhance our contribution by pursuing a zero-emission, circular and green business strategy. In addition, we are working to make our product truly accessible and make NS a truly diverse and inclusive organisation.
NS also contributes to solutions for several other major challenges in the Netherlands. We need to make choices not only to reduce CO2 emissions, but also to solve the nitrogen deposition issue, facilitate housing construction, address social inequality and increase the liveability of our cities. Our goal is to contribute to the Paris Climate Agreement and the European Green Deal, UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and Sustainable Development Goals 9 and 17 of the United Nations. This document (in Dutch) provides further insight into the way in which we calculate our energy consumption, CO2 emissions and waste disposal volumes.