Information published on 6 October 2015 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr eNews.

Sustainability Workshops to be held on 27 and 29 October

On 27 October, UIC will organise the second Workshop on the Implementation of the new G4 guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) for rail companies, moderated and supported by Glenn Frommer, member of the GRI Working Group on Content and Materiality (GRI G3), the GRI Working Group on Disclosure of Management Aspects and assisted in drafting the newly released GRI G4 Guidelines.

The GRI’s mission is to make sustainability reporting standard practice for all companies and organisations. Its framework is a reporting system that provides metrics and methods for measuring and reporting sustainability-related impacts and performance. The aim of the new G4 Guidelines is to increase user-friendliness and accessibility.

This workshop will be the second and last, after the kick-off in April and will provide a handbook containing final guidelines for the implementation of the GRI G4 according to relevant railway experiences and previous UIC indicators.
To secure your participation, please register at the following link:

In addition, on 29 October, a Sustainable Mobility Workshop followed by a network meeting will be held at UIC HQ in Paris.

Rail is often quoted as one of the most sustainable means of transport. While a modal shift and an increase of rail is expected on railway networks in the coming years, the good management of railway sustainability is of major importance, as it is a key determining factor in consumer choices. Therefore the rail sector needs to learn the best approach to offer targeted options for the consumer.

  • The first session “Integrated Sustainable Mobility” will provide best practices into Integrate Sustainable Mobility. The audience will hear from the most innovative door-to-door solutions.
  • The second session “Railways and Green Tourism” will provide insight into how the digital market can help combining rail offers with a more customised demand.
  • The third session “Relations with costumers and stakeholders on environmental topics” will focus on how communications departments convey corporate sustainability initiatives to internal and external stakeholders.
  • The fourth and last session “Railways and Green Growth Approach: the benefits of investing in railways” will emphasise the importance of investing in railways and the reasons why the sector is in an advantageous position for driving shift towards sustainable transport.

This workshop will be a special opportunity for the managers, advisors and professional specialists to exchange experiences on best practices of the main interfaces and progress on these topics. The outcome of this workshop will shape projects and activities of the Sustainable Mobility Network for 2016-2018.
The workshop will have relevant speakers from external companies and institutions such as ESG Matters, Behavioural Insights and the Climate Bonds Initiative.

To secure your participation, please register at the following link:

We look forward to seeing you in Paris for these two events.

For further information regarding the GRI G4 Workshop please contact Gabriel Castañares Hernández: castanares at

For further information regarding the Sustainable Mobility Workshop please contact Andrea Braschi: braschi at

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