Environment and Sustainability

​Our Commitment

Queensland Rail is committed to operating in a sustainable and environmentally responsible manner in support of a resilient rail network  that delivers value and benefit for our customers, our people, the community and the environment.​

What we will do

To deliver on this commitment, Queensland Rail will:

  • integrate environmental, social and economic considerations into its policies, processes, risk management and decision making at all levels of the organisation

  • comply with applicable environmental legal and other obligations 

  • develop and maintain environmental and sustainability management systems, standards and processes

  • manage impacts to the environment, through prevention of pollution and proactive management of environment and heritage values

  • embed climate change risk management to progressively improve the resilience of assets, infrastructure, and services

  • decarbonise operations in support of progress towards becoming a net zero emissions railway

  • investigate and, where feasible, adopt new and improved technologies and products that support  sustainability outcomes including a circular economy

  • monitor and report on environmental and sustainability performance in order to drive continual improvement

  • foster a workforce culture around sustainability through training, awareness and engagement; and

  • engage and collaborate with key stakeholders, customers, delivery partners and industry  on sustainability matters.​