25% of the steel used for rail production comes from recycled steel.
In the manufacturing process:
Approximately 25% of the steel used for rail production comes from recycled steel, leading to a considerable reduction in the consumption of raw materials and energy.
Since 2002, ArcelorMittal has implemented an Environmental Management System certified according to the international standard ISO 14001.
This management system works in line with strict waste management polices to selectively collect waste products so they can be further recycled and reused.
During its life-span:
A double track railway can carry the same number of passengers as a six-lane highway per hour, but with a significantly reduced environmental effect.
The use of railways presents a significant decrease in the consumption of fossil fuels compared to other modes of transport such as cars. Also, CO2 emissions associated with railways are much lower, and therefore they lower the greenhouse effect.
At the end of the rail lifecycle:
When the rail's lifecycle has exhausted, it is again fully recycled as scrap without affecting or losing any of its properties. Then, it is integrated into the initial production stage, thus reducing the consumption of natural resources.