We are the leading company for the mode of transport that pollutes the least. That is both fortunate and a big responsibility, and we work every day to multiply that advantage to the maximum, from all areas of the Renfe Group. The result of this work is called Sustainability and it is a priority commitment for us.

Aligning ourselves with the Sustainable Development Goals from the United Nations 2030 Agenda, we aim to advance this commitment by conducting energy audits and measuring the carbon footprint of our activity and, as a result, by developing and implementing a mobility plan that promotes decarbonisation.



Through our code of ethics, we have actively and responsibly committed ourselves to conserving the environment, respecting legal requirements, following recommendations and established procedures to reduce the environmental impact of our activities, and helping improve the sustainability goals assumed by the Group.

  • Comply strictly with applicable environmental legislation and follow internal procedures and recommendations to improve the environmental behaviour of the
  • Group, collaborating with the authorities and bodies responsible for supervision of the same.
  • Prevent our activity and service from affecting the environment, helping to achieve sustainable development of the Group.
  • Ensure effective protection of the environment, taking into account the best and most economically viable technology available, as well as the nature of our environmental aspects.
  • With the participation of all personnel, develop environmental guidelines and targets aimed at protecting our surroundings.
  • Assess the environmental risks that our activities and processes may have, contemplating the extent to which they may cause damage to the Group's reputation or entail a serious breach of environmental legislation, internal rules, or procedures relating to this area.
  • Improve the working environment to minimise environmental impact by helping the organisation as a whole to improve how it affects surrounding nature, offering ideas for optimisation and, in any case, scrupulously complying with the environmental protection systems available.
  • Reduce the use of toxic, pollutant or hazardous materials or products, replacing them, where possible, with others that are less aggressive for the natural environment.
    o Conserve energy and natural resources, taking care not to waste them and using them only as necessary to do the work.
  • Avoid generating waste and waste water as much as possible by using reduction, reuse and recycling systems.

In addition to being a key sustainability provider across the industry, our environmental policy focuses on reducing—and even eliminating—any environmental effects linked to our services. We rely on three critical areas to do this:

  • Environmental adaptation. Our activity complies with environmental legislation and commitments that we have assumed voluntarily.
  • Disseminating and placing value on the environmental benefits of the railway as a means of transport.
  • Management of the current environmental aspects related to infrastructure and operation.

Environmental rules

  • Comply with current environmental legislation as well as voluntarily adopted commitments.
  • Demand the same degree of compliance of its subsidiaries, contractors and suppliers.
  • Establish environment surveillance systems.
  • Set up energy efficiency continuous improvement programmes.
  • Efficient use of all other resources.
  • Minimise waste and pollution, reducing noise and emissions into the atmosphere, including those covered by the Kyoto Protocol.
  • Develop goals and periodical environmental action programmes based on continuous improvement.
  • Develop Environmental Management Systems and Integrated Systems.
  • Educate, motivate and raise awareness among its employees with respect to the environment.
  • Promote sustainable mobility and dialogue with stakeholders..