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  • Global 100 Most Sustainable Companies in the World Index 
  • Clean 200 Index
  • Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada Index




Françoise Granda-Desjardins






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Company Activity

Bombardier is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of both planes and trains, with 75 production and engineering sites in over 25 countries and a global network of service centres. Bombardier contributes to sustainability by developing innovative, low-carbon sustainable mobility solutions, in the cleanest, most energy efficient way possible.

Transportation: According to the company: “ With 63 production and engineering sites in 27 countries, Bombardier Transportation is a global mobility solution provider leading the way with the rail industry’s broadest portfolio. We cover the full spectrum of rail solutions, ranging from trains to sub-systems and signalling to complete turnkey transport systems, e-mobility technology and data-driven maintenance services. Our installed base of rolling stock exceeds 100,000 rail cars and locomotives worldwide. Our 36,050 employees continue a proud tradition of delivering ingenious rail transportation solutions, including:

    • Urban (metros, trams and light rail vehicles, commuter trains, automated people mover, monorails, e-mobility), 
    • Mainline (high-speed trains, locomotives, regional and intercity trains),
    • Equipment (equipment for urban vehicles, equipment for mainline vehicles), 
    • Signalling and infrastructure (mass transit signalling, communications-based train control (CBTC), european rail traffic management system (ERTMS), industrial and mining signaling, rail control services solutions, mainline signalling)”

Aviation: With more than 24,350 employees and a leadership position in global markets, Bombardier Aviation designs, manufactures and supports innovative aviation products for the business, commercial and specialized aircraft markets. With this comprehensive aircraft portfolio, we hold the number one position in business and regional aircraft. Our high-performance aircraft and services set the standard of excellence in several markets, including:

  • Business aircraft- Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft families
  • Regional aircraft– CRJ Series
  • Aerostructures & Engineering Services– aircraft structures, component repair and other services
  • Specialized aircraft solutions– Bombardier aircraft modified for special missions
  • Aircraft services and training– aircraft parts, maintenance, training, technical support and publications, and online services. 

Company Sustainable Activity

Bombardier was listed in the top 25 and as top transportation company of the 2019 Global 100 Most Sustainable Companies in the World Index, compiled by Corporate Knights. It was the highest ranked Canadian company. 

“As a leading rail solutions provider, Bombardier plays an important role in making sustainable mobility a reality for half a billion people every single day. We applaud their contribution to sustainability and look forward to tracking their progress in the future,” said Toby A.A. Heaps, Chief Executive Officer and Editor-in-Chief, Corporate Knights.

The company was also listed on the 2018 Clean 200 Index and on the 2018 Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada Index.

Bombardier is a signatory to the Aviation Industry Commitment to Action for Climate Change, and an active leader of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) Environment Committee, contributing to the industry’s progress to reduce the impact of air travel on climate change, which includes the adoption of an international regulatory framework to reduce aviation’s emissions.

Its rail innovations, such as the new battery-powered TALENT 3 train, are specifically designed to help cities and communities move towards a low-carbon world. In aerospace, product innovation strategies aim to achieve an average 2% annual fuel efficiency improvement by 2020, achieve carbon neutral growth from 2020; and, reduce CO2 emissions by 50% by 2050, based on 2005 data.

Bombardier continued to lead the charge for increased adoption of Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel (SAJF) in the business aviation segment.

In 2018, Bombardier supported more than 300 organizations worldwide directing more than $2.8 million to help communities prosper and grow. The company also funds its philanthropic arm, the J. Armand Bombardier Foundation. In 2018, the Foundation donated $4.2 million to organizations in Canada. This included supporting sustainable development projects, education in STEM subjects, and organizations fostering innovation, capacity building and human dignity.

Bombardier integrated diversity as a criterion in selecting sponsorship opportunities and signed the UK Women in Aviation and Aerospace Charter to increase gender balance across the sector in 2018.


  • ISO 14001
  • OHSAS 18001
  • LEED Gold Standard

Sustainable Development Goals

How company covers SDGs

Our activities and actions to meet global mobility needs are contributing to the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – most specifically goals 8, 9, 11, 12, 13 and 17 – which set common ambitions to create a better and more sustainable future for all.



According to the company in 2018:

  • “In 2018, we reduced our absolute water consumption by 8% when compared to 2013
  • We reduced our absolute waste generation by 5% compared to 2013
  • Relative GHG emissions per worked hours decreased by 8% and absolute emissions decreased by 11% compared to 2013.
  • In 2018, more than 35% of our energy requirements for electricity were supplied by renewable electricity sources.
  • 45% incident rate reduction since 2013″

Bombardier has made changes to its business to increase its sustainability – developing sustainable alternative jet fuels, reducing CO2 emissions, and signing up to multiple committees which focus on making aviation more sustainable. Bombardier has, however, moved more recently to focus on the sale of private jets, which have a huge carbon footprint in comparison to commercial flights, which increases Bombardier’s negative impact on the environment. Bombardier is also part of an industry that contributes heavily on air pollution. It therefore gets the Rating C.


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