Increasing energy efficiency and thus saving energy plays a key role in SBB’s energy strategy: SBB aims to save 20 percent of its forecast annual energy consumption for 2025, or a total of 600 gigawatt hours (GWh). From 2025, trains are also set to run on electricity generated entirely from renewable energy sources. SBB is thus making an important contribution towards shaping the growing mobility trend in a sustainable manner.
To reach its ambitious energy-saving target, SBB is reviewing the savings potential of all areas of the business and implementing energy-saving measures throughout the company. For example, energy-efficiency criteria play a key role in the procurement of new rolling stock. SBB is also continuously improving existing trains to ensure that they too are using less energy, whether they are on the move or stationary. Employees also have a crucial part to play. With its energy-saving programme, SBB thus intends to initiate an internal process of change and a cultural shift. The responsible, and therefore economical, use of resources should be part of a constantly professional attitude. Ultimately, saving energy relieves the burden on the environment as well as the budget.