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Italian railway signalling specialist Ansaldo STS explains why championing the needs of society and the environment is central to the company’s business model

14th September 2016
Sponsored feature

Green signals

Italian railway signalling specialist Ansaldo STS explains why championing the needs of society and the environment is central to the company’s business model

By Ansaldo STS

In recent years the world has changed dramatically. To be successful as a business, it is no longer enough to have a good product. Now, companies need to understand the needs of both their customers and of wider society, offering solutions that create value for both.

At Ansaldo STS, this is a question we ask ourselves every time we think about the physical realisation of our railway and metro components, or about the design of a great line: how can we, through our projects, create value for the entire community? Not only for those who specifically use our transport systems, but all the people who come into contact with them.

This must be a daily commitment: to face new challenges with the determination to find new solutions. Ansaldo STS, as part of the Hitachi Group, has always sought to contribute to social wellbeing through technological development. By combining advanced IT systems, the internet and cloud technologies, we aim 
to provide new solutions to improve quality of life on a global scale.

This single vision – albeit derived from different sources – keeps us focused on finding solutions to the various problems society faces, for which technological innovation can play an important role.

We also continue to reduce our impact on the environment. Our policies on energy saving and sustainable mobility mean we consistently rank highly with CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project), an initiative that works with organisations to help them measure and disclose their greenhouse gas emissions.

We also continue to invest heavily in environmental research and development: we participate in research projects with national and EU institutions and promote technological and managerial training in partnership 
with Universities.

Simply put: we believe it is our role to create innovative solutions to help all of society.