The Task

RSSB is an independent body working across the whole rail network to make the GB railway system safer and more sustainable. Committed to supporting the industry in achieving its efficiency, safety and sustainability standards, RSSB required a way in which to monitor UK Train Operating Companies (TOCs) environmental performance.

The Action

RSSB implemented the Sustainability Tool in 2019 to monitor the environmental performance of TOCs. Currently, each TOC provides an annual report on their environmental performance with a 4-weekly and monthly breakdown on different performance areas.

The Outcome, Benefit, and lessons learnt

Currently in its initial phase, the Sustainability tool provides RSSB with a simplified and automated reporting methodology for large environmental datasets as opposed to excel spreadsheets. Moreover, it has offered a more standardized approach to environmental management which has facilitated collaboration among industry members.

Conscious of our client’s requirements we are now working on customized features that will allow RSSB to maximize the benefits of using the tool and meet their environmental strategy. This includes adding a pdf export functionality that will allow the TOCs to draw out a pre-populated report on environmental performance in a format that matches the reporting requirements of The Department for Transport.