Montréal, March 16, 2011 At the annual international MetroRail conference organized by Terrapinn and held this week in Milan, the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) had the honour of receiving the Special Merit Award for Commitment to the Environment for the second consecutive year. The STM was nominated along with Calgary Transit, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, Los Angeles County Metropolitan, Seoul Metro, SMRT and Warsaw Metro. MetroRail brings together close to 300 delegates from some fifty metro operators around the world.
“The Special Merit Award for Commitment to the Environment underlines our commitment to sustainable development. The STM adopted a sustainable development policy in 2010 to facilitate the integration of this approach into its way of doing things. Furthermore, it successfully implemented its brand positioning, Society in Motion, by showing that taking public transit is a positive move for the environment,” declared Mr. Yves Devin, Director-General of the STM. “I am therefore very proud of this recognition by our peers, especially as it comes on top of the some twenty awards that we received last year!”
In September 2010, the STM signed the Charter on Sustainable Development launched by the International Association of Public Transport (UITP). This recognition supports the company’s sustainable development efforts and underlines its willingness to commit to implementing the Charter’s principles.
Finally, the Société also stands out for having published a sustainable development report detailing its principal achievements: http://stm.info/English/en-bref/a-rdd2009.pdf
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