Factsheet Sustainable tenders by NS
NS is incorporating as many sustainable aspects as possible in the procurement of products or services. The focus lies on tenders that have an environmental impact. In the procurement of new trains, for example, it sets the requirement that components must at least be 90% recyclable. (June 2017)
NS is also working to extend the service life of existing products and to process waste into raw materials. Multiple projects were started for this, including the reduction of consumer waste at stations, extending the service life of ticket machines and public transport bikes, and reusing permanent magnets in maintaining trains.