VR Group continued the implementation of its environmental commitment during the year.

Carbon dioxide emissions of train traffic declined by five per cent as a result of lower consumption of diesel fuel. The proportion of renewable energy in rail traffic increased to 65 (64) per cent.

Soil surveys and decontamination form  a significant part of the Group’s environmental activities financially. The costs for action relating to the soil and groundwater totalled EUR 1.0 million.

In accordance with its environmental commitment, VR Group aims to operate in a more energy and material efficient manner and to increase the use of renewable energy. The Group will ensure that there are no chemical leaks polluting the environment during transport or other operations. The aim is also to ensure that customers are satisfied with the cleanliness of stations and trains.

The promises given for the period 2013-2020 are listed in the corporate responsibility report published as part of the annual report.