Sustainability

Unit 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Δ%
 
Energy and climate
Data on SBB Ltd and SBB Cargo Ltd.
Energy consumption
GWh [2,570] [2,580] [2,612] [2,702] 2,545 -5.8

Energy consumption

Revision of parameters for specific consumption of freight trains for 2017 results in lower consumption of traction current.
Traction current
GWh [1,775] [1,836] [1,844] [1,933] 1,780 -7.9

Traction current

SBB’s point of view as a railway undertaking; consumption in Switzerland only; including SBB Cargo International Ltd. Revision of parameters for specific consumption of freight trains for 2017 results in lower consumption of traction current.
Own consumption for traction current supply
GWh 156 145 153 131 126 -4.1

Own consumption for traction current supply

Diesel for rail traction
GWh 115 103 103 106 112 5.7

Diesel for rail traction

SBB’s point of view as a railway undertaking; consumption in Switzerland only; including SBB Cargo International Ltd.
Fuel (non-traction)
GWh 43 44 45 46 41 -10.2

Fuel (non-traction)

Consumption of diesel and petrol by road vehicles, machines and equipment.
Electricity for buildings and facilities
GWh 235 240 243 258 270 4.3

Electricity for buildings and facilities

Thermal energy for buildings and facilities
GWh 247 212 224 227 217 -4.7

Thermal energy for buildings and facilities

Heating oil
GWh 94.4 81.3 81.5 82.2 82.0 -0.2

Heating oil

Natural gas
GWh 100.6 88.1 91.2 94.9 86.4 -8.9

Natural gas

Propane
GWh 4.7 10.1 7.1 9.4 32.1

Propane

Biogas
GWh 0.1 0.2 36.4

Biogas

Wood
GWh 5.8 8.7 9.9 6.3 12.4 97.6

Wood

District heating
GWh 34.1 29.3 31.1 36.6 26.3 -28.3

District heating

Specific energy consumption per 100 passenger-km
petrol equivalent 0.97 0.94 0.94 0.96 0.95 -0.5

Specific energy consumption per 100 passenger-km

Specific energy consumption per 100 net tonne-km
diesel equivalent [0.62] [0.58] [0.58] [0.58] 0.44 -24.2

Specific energy consumption per 100 net tonne-km

Revision of parameters for specific consumption of freight trains for 2017 results in lower consumption of traction current.
Greenhouse gas emissions from energy consumption
t 137,545 132,575 136,189 131,065 -3.8

Greenhouse gas emissions from energy consumption

Including upstream chain: greenhouse gas emissions by upstream industrial processes such as manufacture, storage or transport of raw materials, semi-manufactures or products (grey energy).
Traction current
t 10,410 10,145 12,533 12,028 -4.0

Traction current

SBB’s point of view as a railway undertaking; consumption in Switzerland only; including SBB Cargo International Ltd.
Own consumption for traction current supply
t 2,139 2,258 1,935 1,856 -4.1

Own consumption for traction current supply

Diesel for rail traction
t 41,636 41,842 42,840 45,260 5.6

Diesel for rail traction

SBB’s point of view as a railway undertaking; consumption in Switzerland only; including SBB Cargo International Ltd.
Fuel (non-traction)
t 13,349 13,599 13,655 11,698 -14.3

Fuel (non-traction)

Electricity for buildings and facilities
t 13,070 4,866 3,875 2,696 -30.4

Electricity for buildings and facilities

Thermal energy for buildings and facilities
t 56,940 59,865 61,351 57,527 -6.2

Thermal energy for buildings and facilities

 
Noise protection
 
Low-noise rolling stock SBB Passenger Traffic
% 96.3 96.9 97.2 97.6 97.6 0.0

Low-noise rolling stock SBB Passenger Traffic

Low-noise freight wagons SBB Cargo
% 90.7 91.6 92.6 92.9 93.6 0.7

Low-noise freight wagons SBB Cargo

Total length of noise barriers
km 322 332 348 355 362 2.0

Total length of noise barriers

 
Stock consumption
 
Track construction materials
t 576,759 590,722 588,829 592,434 654,255 10.4

Track construction materials

Gravel
t 46,000 71,000 67,451 29,462 22,100 -25.0

Gravel

Ballast
t 431,000 434,000 426,759 468,873 530,000 13.0

Ballast

Line sleepers
t 43,524 31,605 37,325 38,614 40,911 5.9

Line sleepers

produced from concrete
t 33,294 24,847 32,571 28,819 33,728 17.0

produced from concrete

produced from wood
t 5,814 4,550 3,286 5,021 4,269 -15.0

produced from wood

Produced from sustainable raw materials.
produced from steel
t 4,416 2,208 1,468 4,774 2,914 -39.0

produced from steel

Points sleepers
t 10,735 14,157 17,662 13,385 14,903 11.3

Points sleepers

produced from concrete
t 7,883 12,130 15,488 9,926 12,009 21.0

produced from concrete

produced from wood
t 2,853 2,027 2,174 3,459 2,894 -16.3

produced from wood

Produced from sustainable raw materials.
Rails
t 45,500 39,960 39,632 42,100 46,340 10.1

Rails

Lubricants
t 711 704 740 670 640 -4.5

Lubricants

Chemicals
t 196 180 176 158 165 4.5

Chemicals

Acids, alkaline solutions, chemicals
t 82 73 71 70 79 13.4

Acids, alkaline solutions, chemicals

Paints, lacquers, thinners
t 112 105 103 85 83 -2.4

Paints, lacquers, thinners

Herbicides
t 1.9 2.2 2.8 3.0 2.8 -6.3

Herbicides

Road salt
t 862 112 530 284 367 29.2

Road salt

Copy paper
t 442 418 395 359 321 -10.6

Copy paper

Produced from sustainable raw materials.
 
Waste
Industrial waste
t 441,816 436,654 387,866 353,069 355,446 0.7

Industrial waste

Track excavation waste (ballast, sand and gravel)
t 334,569 334,150 303,188 253,820 268,260 5.7

Track excavation waste (ballast, sand and gravel)

Waste disposal: recycling and reuse where possible; remaining quantities are deposited.
of which recycled and reused
% 80.6 79.5 85.2 81.4 83.1 1.7

of which recycled and reused

Metals
t 92,039 85,231 68,473 81,283 72,229 -11.1

Metals

Waste disposal: recycling.
Wood
t 15,207 17,273 16,205 17,965 14,958 -16.7

Wood

Waste disposal: thermal recovery.
Hazardous wastes
t 72,095 59,318 42,220 41,502 34,233 -17.5

Hazardous wastes

Heavily contaminated spoil
t 70,882 58,356 40,593 39,733 32,450 -18.3

Heavily contaminated spoil

Waste disposal: recycling and reuse where possible; remaining quantities are deposited.
Slurry
t 385 312 502 474 541 14.1

Slurry

Waste disposal: thermal recovery.
Used oil and fat
t 480 351 885 998 896 -10.3

Used oil and fat

Waste disposal: thermal recovery.
Batteries
t 349 299 240 296 346 16.8

Batteries

Waste disposal: recycling.
Public refuse
t 38,372 37,760 37,636 37,086 36,514 -1.5

Public refuse

Combustible waste
t 32,080 31,440 31,126 30,192 29,135 -3.5

Combustible waste

Waste disposal: thermal recovery.
Paper, cardboard
t 6,030 6,120 6,126 6,432 6,786 5.5

Paper, cardboard

Collected and reused by type.
Glass
t 49 21 43 40 55 36.4

Glass

Collected and reused by type.
PET
t 189 158 294 329 395 19.9

PET

Collected and reused by type.
Aluminium
t 24 21 47 93 143 54.1

Aluminium

Collected and reused by type.