Circular economy and railway

From Siemens Mobility, in our commitment to rail as the backbone of present and future mobility, we believe that the circular economy should be a fundamental pillar to achieve our sustainability goals, since, by applying its principles, we can extend our products’ lifecycles by focusing on repairability, reusability, or refurbishment.

Likewise, aware of the limited availability of natural resources, we strive for their efficient use throughout the value chain and develop eco-efficient solutions with the aim of decoupling economic growth from resource consumption. In short, our eco-design principles aim to increase the efficiency of materials, the proportion of recycled materials and avoid the use of toxic materials.

An example of the application of these would be the production of complex spare parts through 3D printing, which allows us to improve material efficiency and product weight while applying the concept of circularity and reducing the carbon footprint.