China State Railway Group Company is a state-owned company headquartered in China. In 2020 its revenue was USD 122.9 billion. China Railways offers railway transportation services. The company provides passenger and cargo transport, including the transportation of thermal coal. China State Railway also conducts emergency rescue transport.
China Railways has not set any targets to reduce its emissions intensity. The company should develop a target that aligns with its 1.5°C pathway. Additionally, China Railways should set intermediate targets at gaps of no more than five years to incentivise near-term actions on a longer-term goal. The company should clearly report its base year emissions and any offsetting it intends to use to allow for a complete analysis of its targets and progress against them.
For China Railways operations no emissions intensity, emissions or fuel data was available. Without these data points, it is not possible to assess the company’s past emissions trends, the company’s alignment with its 1.5°C scenario pathway or project whether it will remain within its future carbon budget. While over 70% of China’s railway lines are electrified, the company does not disclose the share of low-carbon vehicles and energies in its operations. No strong evidence is available on the company’s plans to increase the share of low-carbon vehicles.
There is no evidence that China Railways has a low-carbon transition plan. The company should develop a plan which includes medium and long-term targets, verifiable and quantifiable key performance indicators and financial commitments. The plan should be informed by scenario analysis to ensure that the plan’s ambition is sufficient for a 1.5°C pathway.
China State Railway Group receives a trend score of -. If the company were reassessed in the near future, its score would likely decrease. China Railways does not disclose sufficient data to evaluate whether the company’s emissions intensity is aligned with its 1.5°C pathway or is projected to remain within its future carbon budget. The company has no transition plan, nor does it indicate that it aims to develop one. China railways also lacks emissions reduction targets, low-carbon business models and investment in a low-carbon future.
China Railways has not developed a strategy to reduce emissions from its own operations or to support the development of technologies needed to decarbonise. There is no evidence that the company has integrated climate change into its business model.
No evidence was found of the company’s commitment to social dialogue or of the categories of stakeholders the company engages with on a just transition. Furthermore, no evidence was found to demonstrate the company’s ongoing social dialogue and meaningful engagement with affected stakeholders.
No evidence was found of the company undertaking low-carbon transition planning to mitigate the social impacts of the transition on workers, affected stakeholders and its business relationships. Additionally, no evidence was found to demonstrate the company’s engagement in social dialogue and with stakeholders in its just transition planning.
No public commitment by the company was found stating its intention to create and support access to green and decent jobs as part of the low-carbon transition. Moreover, no evidence was found of the company’s action to promote these jobs in a way that ensures gender balance and inclusion of vulnerable groups. Additionally, no relevant disclosure was found of the company’s assessment of employment dislocation risks.
No public commitment by the company was found stating its intention to re- and up-skill workers displaced by the transition to a low-carbon economy. Additionally, no evidence was found that the company re- and up-skills workers in a way that ensures gender balance and inclusion of vulnerable groups.
No relevant disclosure was found to show if the company identifies impacts of the low-carbon transition on social protection for workers and affected stakeholders, nor how it contributes to social protection. Additionally, no evidence was found that the company expects its business relationships to contribute to the social protection of their workers and affected stakeholders.
No relevant disclosure was found to show how the company identifies any misalignment of its lobbying activities with policies and regulations that support the just transition, nor of the measures it takes to address misalignment. Furthermore, no evidence was found that the company lobbies for policies and regulations for green and decent job creation; retention, education and reskilling; and social protection for workers.
No policies or commitments of the company related to respect for human rights were found in the public domain. This includes the necessary policies and systems by which the company can ensure respect for basic human rights in its operations and supply chain.
No evidence of the company’s policies or commitments related to key decent work issues were found in the public domain. These issues include the provision of secure, safe and healthy workplaces, where workers are fairly remunerated and have a meaningful say in decision-making.
No policies or commitments of the company related to key ethical business topics – personal data protection, tax, bribery and corruption, and lobbying and political engagement – were found in the public domain. This includes ensuring ethical business conduct throughout its operations and in its relationships with business partners.