Go-Ahead achieves 95% score in Business in the Community's 2017 sustainable index
The Go-Ahead Group is announcing its 95% score during Responsible Business Week (24-29 April 2017 #RBWeek), the annual campaign encouraging businesses to increase their positive contribution to society.
Commenting on the results of the sustainability index, Sarah Boundy, corporate communications director for The Go-Ahead Group said:
“Running our business sustainably is the way we ensure we are successful for the long-term. This score demonstrates our commitment to being a responsible employer and public transport operator. Our bus and rail companies are an important part of their local communities providing vital transport services benefiting society while being committed to minimising their impact on the environment.”
Business in the Community is the Prince's Responsible Business Network. It is a business-led charity with more than 30 years' experience of mobilising business to work together to tackle a wide range of issues that are essential to creating a fairer society and a more sustainable future.
Go-Ahead is a leading UK public transport operator, providing high quality services in the bus and rail sectors. Employing around 29,000 people across the country, over one billion passenger journeys are undertaken on our services each year. We are committed to operating our companies in a safe, socially and environmentally responsible way and are proud to have been accredited with triple Carbon Trust Standard for reductions in carbon, water and waste. In addition to the travelling public, our customers include the Department for Transport, Transport for London (TfL) and local authorities.
Go-Ahead is one of the UK’s largest bus operators. With a fleet of around 5,200 buses, we carry over two million passengers every day. Our operations are focused on high density commuter markets. We have a strong presence in London, with around 24 per cent market share, where we provide regulated services for TfL. Outside London, we operate services in Oxford, East Anglia, the South East, Southern and north east England. In September 2016, the Group began operating a bus contract in Singapore, on behalf of the Land Transport Authority.
The rail operation, Govia, is 65 per cent owned by Go-Ahead and 35 per cent by Keolis. It is the largest rail operation in the UK, responsible for over 30 per cent of all UK passenger rail journeys through its rail franchises: GTR (Govia Thameslink Railway) Southeastern and London Midland.