Reducing Environmental Impact

Reducing Environmental Impact

How we can help you

We can help your organisation reduce the environmental impact of its operations and, in turn, gain competitive advantages and efficiency improvements.

We support initiatives from feasibility to delivery. Notable projects include a partnership role in the world's first solar-powered railway and providing technical support during the conversion of diesel rolling stock to hybrid-battery or hydrogen power. 

Our energy management experts help clients identify operational efficiency gains and can also support the implementation of action plans accompanied by proven monitoring technologies.

Supporting rail's contribution to a cleaner, low-carbon world

As a member of the Ricardo group, we can also call on a deep pool of multi-sector expertise to supplement the work of our rail experts.

For example, we can draw on specialists in low-emission technologies within the automotive sector or environmental analysts who advise governments on sustainability targets, to ensure your responses are based on global best practice and not constrained by standard rail sector thinking.

We have all been impressed with the impact of DriveSmart on day-to-day operations, with a 17% reduction of energy use on the sections where it is used Colin Kerr, Engineering Manager, Edinburgh Trams, 2019
We have all been impressed with the impact of DriveSmart on day-to-day operations, with a 17% reduction of energy use on the sections where it is used
The Ricardo team was very knowledgeable and produced good quality deliverables. Alstom, 2019
The Ricardo team was very knowledgeable and produced good quality deliverables.
Get a free 1:1 sustainability 'health check'

Get a free 1:1 sustainability 'health check'

Our sustainability experts are offering rail organisations a 'health check' to review current strategies and speed up progress towards your goals.

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