Sustainable management


Sustainable Development means different things to different people. Essentially, however, it is related with the option to respond to people's needs of today without compromising the ability of future generations to respond to their needs.

As such, Sustainable Development involves:

  • An integrated vision of the social, environmental and economic results;
  • A long term view, caring about the interests and rights of future generations as well as the current population;
  • An inclusive action strategy that recognises the need for everyone to be involved in the decisions that affect their lives.
  • Taken from "Route to Success – Marketing and sustainable development, BSCD Portugal – Business Council for Sustainable Development.

CP was classified as one of the best in the transport sector at international level, with level B- and classification Prime, concerning the requirements defined by Oekom for social responsibility and sustainable performance. 

Sustainability Reports

Sustainability reports

CP has a franchise from the Portuguese State that defines the public rail transport services essential for the development of the country and its social and territorial cohesion.



We are striving to improve our environmental performance. We set up our Environmental Policy for purely voluntary reasons and are investing in attaining our goal by implementing and certifying our Environmental Management System (EMS).



Customer satisfaction, employee motivation, competitiveness, growing market demands and special and economic environment drive CP to maintain and develop its Quality Management System.