VR Group is committed to slowing climate change. Through its own example, the Group promotes the use of renewable energy sources, the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and improving energy efficiency. VR Group is a pioneer in electric-powered transportation.
Growing environmental consciousness offers growth opportunities for environmentally-friendly rail traffic, both passenger and freight. A majority of our trains run on electricity and the percentage of electric traction used is constantly increasing. Only electricity generated using renewable energy is used by the Group.
VR Group has made five environmental promises for 2013-2020. Two of these promises deal specifically with slowing down climate change. VR Group is committed to improving the energy efficiency of rail traffic by 20 per cent. It also aims to increase the share of renewable energy used throughout the Group to over 60 per cent.