Our commitment to sustainability.

As the largest provider of sustainable mobility in Switzerland, SBB takes its responsibility seriously.

SBB is committed to a comprehensive sustainability policy – be it economic, ecological or social. SBB considers sustainability criteria holistically along the entire value chain – from procurement to production, usage and disposal.

Whether you travel with TPF or SBB, by bus or by train: public transport lets customers move around sustainably. But climate heating shows that we have to do even more. The sector faces the challenge of maximising use of energy saving potential and reducing dependency on fossil fuels. To achieve this, we need to harness the force of innovation, specialist knowledge and the willingness to implement measures and cooperate.

Vincent Ducrot


Our sustainability promise.

We are moving Switzerland forward. As the backbone of public transport, SBB is a driving force in the transformation towards a sustainable Switzerland. With our open culture, we are shaping the mobility of the future. We keep people, regions, the economy and nature connected, increase the quality of life in Switzerland and make the country more competitive.

Our ambitions for 2030.

Our contribution towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

In relation to various ecological, economic and social issues, SBB contributes towards achieving the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Link opens in new window.

Above all, SBB contributes to the clean energy transition (SDG 7) and climate action (SDG 13) through its goal to become carbon neutral by 2030, its energy strategy and its range of sustainable mobility services. 

SBB makes another significant contribution by promoting safe work (SDG 8), safe access to the railway and reliable infrastructure (SDG 9). The company provides sustainable buildings and living space (SDG 11) and supports sustainable procurement and a responsible use of resources (SDG 12). 

SBB makes a limited contribution by encouraging holistic health management (SDG 3), a broad range of training and development opportunities (SDG 4) and gender equality (SDG 5). SBB supports SDG 10 by facilitating equal opportunities for staff and the accessibility of the railway for all. By maintaining railway embankments, SBB works towards SDG 15.

The following SDG pyramid is derived from SBB’s contributions as determined by their importance.

SDG pyramid prioritized according to SBB's contribution.

When prioritising the SDGs, SBB was guided by the national report for 2018 ‘Switzerland implements the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’. SBB’s priorities also correspond to the Federal Council’s Sustainable Development Strategy. 

In more detail, SBB’s contributions towards achieving the SDGs are as follows: