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Alstom Achieves CSR Commitment Label for Excellence in Social Responsibility

Alstom Achieves CSR Commitment Label for Excellence in Social Responsibility
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09 / 05 / 2024

Alstom has been awarded the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Commitment Label at a "Confirmed" maturity level, recognizing its adherence to the ISO 26000 standard and demonstrating its commitment to sustainable development. This certification by Groupe AFNOR highlights Alstom's dedication to socially responsible operations.

Canada is the first country in the Alstom Americas Region to get this certification. AFNOR’s assessment is holistic and evaluates how CSR is embedded through the company’s strategic priorities and the different functions’ objectives and processes and has involved people covering internal functions, as well as external stakeholders. The assessed criteria were defined according to central themes: Social responsibility, Vision and Governance; Implementation; Human resources; Production methods; Regional presence, and indications covering environmental, social, and economic performance.

The AFNOR report states that “Alstom Canada’s CSR values are real and concrete, and its managers provide the appropriate leadership on a daily basis. They rely on a motivated team mobilized in a dynamic and passionate way around CSR themes. In conclusion, Alstom Canada deploys a CSR approach (following the recommendations of ISO 26000), in a remarkable and dynamic way. This allows Alstom Canada to progress in terms of results and to reach the "CONFIRMED" level on the scale of values of the “Committed to CSR” assessment model.”

“We are proud to be recognized for our CSR efforts locally and to be the first country in our region to get this certification. Successful Sustainability & CSR approaches are important for Alstom Canada and it is a testimony of how our employees and leadership are embracing. We aim to continuously improve and we will integrate the recommendations into our CSR three-year plan. We are also planning to undergo the assessment for other countries in the Americas region,” says Michael Keroullé, President, Alstom Americas

Canada’s CSR Label adds to seven countries where Alstom has already been recognized: AustraliaBelgiumFranceIndiaItaly, the United Kingdom, and Spain. Alstom aims to expand the number of countries covered by the label to 12 by 2025. As a manufacturer of sustainable rail mobility solutions, Alstom has CSR principles deeply embedded into its corporate culture.

The AFNOR CSR label is administered by France’s Standardization Association, Association Française de Certification (AFNOR). This certification is defined by the ISO standard 26000 and guides on assessing an organization’s commitment to sustainability and its overall performance, and on translating principles into effective actions. It also evaluates the level of integration of this standard in the organization’s strategy and management and defines the maturity level. Level four is the highest rating possible.


Source: Alstom Press Releases