We use the following international agreements and recommendations to guide our sustainability planning and priorities:  

  • The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by the United Nations in 2015 that cover the areas of improving the social environment, economic development, the environmental protection and cooperation; 
  • The 2015 Paris Agreement, which aims to make the EU the first climate-neutral economy and society by 2050; 
  • The European Green Deal, which aims to transform the EU's climate, energy, transport and tax policies so that Europe becomes a climate-neutral continent in 2050, economic growth is decoupled from the use of natural resources, and a socially just transformation ensures that no person and no place is left behind; 
  • EU strategic documents - the European Commission's Communication on Promoting Corporate Social Responsibility, the Green Paper, etc; 
  • International Labour Organisation Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work; 
  • Requirements and recommendations from the Governance Coordination Centre; 
  • Lithuanian national legislation and objectives; 
  • Other sustainability recommendations. 

The European Green Deal and rail transport  

The Green Deal's Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transport by 90% by 2050. The strategy foresees that in the EU: 

  • Rail freight transport will increase by 50% by 2030 and double by 2050; 
  • High-speed rail traffic will double by 2030 and triple by 2050; 
  • Seamless multimodal passenger transport with integrated electronic ticketing systems and paperless freight transport by 2030; 
  • By 2030, decarbonisation of scheduled collective travel of less than 500 km within the EU will be achieved; 
  • By 2030, at least 100 European cities will become climate-neutral; 
  • A multimodal, well-connected Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) for sustainable and smart transport will cover the core network in 2030 and the global network in 2050; 
  • By 2030, intermodal rail and waterborne transport in the EU will be able to compete on a level playing field with road transport alone; 
  • By 2050 at the latest, the full external costs of intra-EU transport will be borne by transport users.

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