Status of initiative: N/a
Description/achievement of initiative

All UIC members will have signed the Declaration on Sustainable Mobility, which is a collection of 18 committments on sustainable development, including environmental, social and ethical business topics.

Implementation methodologies

UIC is constantly promoting its members to sign the Declaration on Sustainable Mobility. We are a global association of railway companies, with around 200 members. Currently 50 of our members are signatories to the declaration. As part of the commitment we ask members to provide reports on their progress in implementing sustainable development. We also produce periodically a global summary of sustainable development in the railways - the first edition will be launched at Rio+20.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


UIC - International Union of Railways, and participating members (currently 50 members have signed the Declaration)
Railways and Sustainable Development - A Global Summary
All 200 UIC members sign the Declaration on Sustainable Mobility
Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Resources devoted to implementation
Staff / Technical expertise
UIC Sustainability Unit
Progress reports
Cut off date each year: 2 May
This initiative does not yet fulfil the SMART criteria.
Action Network
Location: Paris, France
Date of completion: 2012-06-15
Operating in countries
Partner connections
Contact information/focal point(s)
Alexander Veitch,

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