Sustainability Report

As a company operating all across the country, its social, economic and environmental impact is highly relevant.

Concerning the revitalisation of our position in the market as a sustainable and socially responsible company, we established three challenges with the participation and involvement of our employees to be achieved by 2010: to be a reference in the railway transport market, improve our results and increase added value for customers, shareholders and employees.

We have focussed mainly on economic sustainability, while not ignoring our social and environmental responsibilities, in line with our stakeholders' expectations.

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CP plays an important role in mitigating climate change as any train with just an average occupancy rate replaces many road vehicles or even planes, which are much noisier and pollute more. As we are aware of our responsibility, our resources have been invested in the connections where we are competitive and where we carry more passengers you prefer the quicker and more sustainable way to travel.

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2012 saw huge economic difficulties for the company with severe spending restrictions, much higher unemployment and labour unrest. CP, nevertheless, continued providing unquestionable public mobility service for society by creating value for the environment while also paying attention to its social responsibility as it continued along the track of sustainable equilibrium of its operations. – Manuel Tomás Cortez Rodrigues Queiró -  President of the Board of Directors.  

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The strategy focussed on continuing to create value for the company, ensuring transport on the lines where there was proven demand for heavy rail transport, maximising the network resources and the electric rolling stock (more economical and environmentally friendlier), while cancelling services with little demand that were clearly inefficient and in a disadvantage compared with alternative means of transport. – José Salomão Coelho Benoliel -  President of the Board of Directors. 

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CP has ended another period in its long existence of over 150 years, faithful to its commitments to encourage sustainable mobility by providing a service that is higher and higher quality and that meets the market's needs.  – José Salomão Coelho Benoliel -  President of the Board of Directors.

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“The CP Sustainability report 2007-2008" is a reflection of the challenges the company has had to face and the strategic path it has followed over the last years The report has been drawn up in accordance with the GRI - Global Reporting Initiative directives” – Francisco Cardoso dos Reis - President of the Board of Directors.

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