Go-Ahead has been awarded triple re-certification of the Carbon Trust Standard for carbon, water and waste reduction. The certification independently recognises continuing positive progress since 2014. The operator said it is the direct result of a number of sustainability initiatives implemented across the Group, such as the its ‘Driving Energy Further’ campaign, delivered in partnership with the Carbon Trust.
David Brown, Go-Ahead’s Group CEO, said: “This is an area the company takes seriously – firstly because it’s the right thing to do but we also believe that our approach can give us a competitive advantage as well as saving costs and minimising our impact on the environment.
“As an operator we have a responsibility to tackle climate change. We offer a more sustainable way of transport than cars and taxis. More people travelling by public transport means less congestion on the roads, lower CO2 emissions and better air quality.”
Go-Ahead said it is on target is to reduce its carbon emissions per passenger journey by 10% by 2018.