Amtrak Releases FY2018 Sustainability Report

America’s Railroad implements innovative
sustainable solutions for everyday operations

– Amtrak released its FY2018 Sustainability Report, in a newly designed and
interactive online experience, highlighting company performance against
year-over-year sustainability goals. In FY18 year, the company achieved all energy, fuel,
recycling and emissions targets with the support of more than 20,000

“Sustainability is becoming a consistent component in Amtrak’s projects, operations and strategic plans, which is quickly positioning the company toward being an industry leader,” said Richard Anderson, Amtrak President & CEO. “This report reflects how we incorporate environmental, financial and social sustainability considerations into our decision-making processes.”

New to this year’s report are two unique collaborations with
Amtrak: People for Urban
(PUP) and No
Kings Collective
(NKC). The PUP partnership was a significant shift for
rethinking how Amtrak diverts waste at the end of its useful life, furthering the
goal of a 20% recycling rate by 2020. They launched the most recent batch on
June 25; to date, the PUP team has processed over one-ton of Acela leather.

The partnership with NKC involved a large-scale customized
mural, featuring a bold interpretation of the landscapes found throughout our
national network. Amtrak worked with NKC to provide creative direction
throughout the report, and across social media channels, to emphasize the
importance of sustainability at Amtrak. The collaboration with NKC was
particularly meaningful because it helped emphasize one of Amtrak’s social
sustainability goals: contract up to 10% of Amtrak’s total annual spend with
diverse suppliers.

Highlights from the report include:

  • Successful recycling and waste diversion
    efforts, which resulted in 194 tons of material diverted from landfills
  • Greenhouse gas emissions reduction of 17% over
    Amtrak’s 2010 baseline
  • $52 million investment in stations upgrades for
    greater accessibility and mobility
  • $2 million in energy savings through smart
    resource management
  • A special Q & A with Stephen Gardner, Senior
    Executive Vice President (SEVP) and Chief Operating and Commercial Officer, discussing
    Amtrak’s operations and planning as they pertain to sustainability

The report features a new look with interactive functionality, and it’s part of a
larger communication strategy designed to deliver salient sustainability
content across Amtrak’s various platforms throughout the year in addition to
this year-end review.

For more information about Amtrak’s approach to
sustainability, please visit our website.