Go-Ahead UK recognised for carbon-cutting

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The Go-Ahead Group has been recognised for its commitment to the environment as it accelerates efforts to cut carbon emissions over the next 12 months. The Carbon Disclosure Project – which rates thousands of companies on efforts to manage their risks and opportunities on climate change – has handed Go-Ahead an improved ‘B’ grade.

This means that Go-Ahead now has the joint-highest score of all British transport operators and follows a series of initiatives by Go-Ahead to reduce its environmental impact over the past 12 months – such as introducing hybrid ‘geo-location’ electric buses in Brighton that can be set to run on zero-emissions mode every time they enter the city’s clean air zone.

Go-Ahead has also been awarded the London Stock Exchange’s new Green Economy accreditation. The LSE award is designed to highlight to investors those companies who derive over 50% of their annual revenues from products and services that contribute to the ‘green economy.’

Go-Ahead Chief Financial Officer, Elodie Brian, said: “When it comes to the environment, we all need to play our part and Go-Ahead is proud to lead the way with green innovations that make a difference to our towns and cities. Trains and buses give people a greener choice for travel, and we’re working hard to further reduce our emissions and environmental impact.”