The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) serve as the principal framework for the sustainability initiatives of Dutch companies and public authorities up to 2030. NS expects to be able to make a contribution to nine targets within seven SDGs by 2030.
We consult with our internal and external stakeholders to identify the goals to focus on and to determine whether that focus is sufficient. Most of the stakeholders agree with the selection of goals and targets. NS continued the dialogue in 2019, as part of the dialogue on strategy formulation. Targets set previously for 2020 concerning doing business in a climate-neutral and inclusive way, the ‘circular economy’ and accessibility will remain important in determining the direction NS takes in the next few years. Additionally, impact on third parties and sustainable enterprise will be used in steering the transport supply chain.
NS contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals:
Goal 5: Take stock of where we stand as regards gender equality
In 2020, we will take stock of where we stand as an organisation and decide whether any action is required.