Stagecoach in top 10% for carbon performance

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Stagecoach Group is among the top 10% of large companies in the UK for its performance in reducing the carbon emissions from its business, according to new Government figures.

Data compiled as part of the Government’s Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Energy Efficiency Scheme showed the firm cut carbon emissions from UK operations by 10% in 2011-12 compared to the previous year.

Large public and private sector firms are covered by the CRC scheme and ranked according to their carbon reduction efforts. Stagecoach was ranked 157th out of nearly 2,100 organisations, ahead of Tesco, Aviva and the BBC. Stagecoach advanced significantly from its position of 299 in 2010-11.

Steven Stewart, Director of Communications for Stagecoach Group, said: “We are committed to growing our business in a sustainable way and we are pleased we have made further progress in reducing the impact of our UK businesses on the environment over the past year.

“Our services are already helping to reduce the carbon footprint of hundreds of thousands of people in the UK every day. The latest reduction in our emissions reflects the hard work of our employees.

“But we know we have further work to do and we are already developing plans for the next phase of our sustainability strategy.”