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Environmental monitoring system

The Company’s effective environmental activities have received great appreciation from the federal executive authorities and public organisations and were acknowledged with prestigious national and international awards and certificates from environmental protection contests

On October 23, 2013, within the scope of the Company’s environmental policy Russian Railways and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) signed a mutual declaration for the support and development of environmentally sustainable solutions in the Russian Federation.

The company has created an effective monitoring system for the corporate users of economic activities. In 2013, railway environment safety centers carried out the following industrial environmental monitoring tests for emissions and discharges to the atmospheric air, water bodies as well as soils pollution:

  • From static objects by 56 ecological laboratories, as well as 11 test cars with an on-board complex of analytical equipment and 69 vehicle laboratories;
  • From mobile sources (locomotives) — at 81 posts of environmental monitoring. Following service all locomotives underwent obligatory testing on the above indicated posts according to ecological indicators.