FirstGroup is one of only six UK companies, and the only passenger transport operator based in Europe, to be included in the 2023 Clean200 report, making the list for the fourth year in succession. The annual report is produced by sustainable business media group Corporate Knights in partnership with US not-for-profit organisation As You Sow. It ranks the world’s largest publicly listed companies by their total clean energy revenues from products and services that provide solutions for the planet and a cleaner future.
The Aberdeen-based company has committed to no longer purchase new diesel buses and has committed to achieving a zero-emission bus fleet by 2035, including recent orders of electric buses announced for Norwich and York assisted by additional UK Government funding, and its largest order to date for 193 electric buses to be allocated across its nation-wide operations.
Commenting, FirstGroup Chief Executive Officer Graham Sutherland said: “FirstGroup is committed to accelerating the transition to a zero-carbon world to help address the challenges of climate change. We’re pleased that our activities are recognised through our inclusion in this year’s Clean200 list. As a leading provider of bus and rail transport, we have a key role to play in creating a cleaner, greener and more sustainable future.”