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Our responsible commitment

Colas Rail’s social responsibility approach is supported by the Group’s four fundamental values: Safety, Ethics, People and Excellence.

Our responsible commitment is both part of a short-term operational approach and a long-term vision and is an integral part of the Group’s overall strategy.
The main lines of Colas Rail’s Corporate Social Responsibility approach are:

Protecting the environment

Our core business contributes to reducing CO2, since we design and build railway systems.

To protect the environment, Colas Rail:

  • Reduces emissions of pollutants due to our engines and railway machinery (with Eco-Stop systems, eco-driving awareness, solar energy and more)
  • Develops innovative technical solutions to protect the environment in our railway machinery and construction processes. We comply with and anticipate legislation and regulations in our sector.
  • Recycles our materials and supplies.
  • Ensures that our main sub-contractors and suppliers’ comply with regulatory conformity principles

This is also a key issue in-house! We constantly train our teams and raise awareness so that they can identify the impacts their activities may have on the environment and behave responsibly.

We have introduced performance indicators to assess the Group’s position with regard to sustainable development stakes.

Worldwide, 85% our activities were certified ISO 14001 (for the management of impacts on the environment) in 2018. This certification enables us to guarantee to our clients that we control our impact on the environment, but also contributes to our constant improvement.

Social commmitment

Colas Rail’s lasting international presence relies, above all, on its ability to build relationships with its stakeholders. These constructive, lasting relationships enable the Group to make a success of its local presence, wherever it is established.

In Morocco, during the high-speed rail project, 95% of the workers employed by Colas Rail were local and trained by Colas Rail in railway expertise.

Also thanks to the high-speed rail project, four schools learned about the risks of the railway with events and drawing competitions. Colas Rail also joined the Moroccan association to fight autism, Vaincre l’autisme.

Client satisfaction

Colas Rail has been ISO 9001-certified since 2010 for 88% of our activities. This certification demonstrates our ability to provide products and services that meet our clients’ demands and legal and regulatory standards.

The certification binds us to following an Operational Excellence approach to build a lasting relationship with our clients and partners.

Find out more

  • Certificate ISO 9001 COLAS RAIL
    pdf, 559 ko
  • Certificate ISO 14001 COLAS RAIL
    pdf, 558 ko
  • Certificate OHSAS 18001 COLAS RAIL
    pdf, 672 ko