Go-Ahead achieves highest carbon disclosure project score in transport sector

The Go-Ahead Group plc is joint first in the transport sector with a 96C score (up from 84B last year) for its disclosure on corporate greenhouse gas emissions and climate change strategies.

Go-Ahead places a great deal of emphasis on carbon, water and waste reduction and has earned a well-deserved reputation as a leading business in its sector for environmental responsibility and sustainability. CDP’s rating of Go-Ahead’s environmental reporting reflects the significant efforts it has undertaken to reduce its carbon emissions.

Environment manager, Chris Grinstead, said: “Reducing our impact on climate change is important to us and our continuous effort to improve environmental performance throughout all our bus and rail operating companies have contributed to this CDP strong result.”

“We’re investing in carbon reduction measures on our buses and trains such as such as using hybrid, gas and electric powered vehicles as well as implementing efficient driving techniques across the Group.”

CDP is the most comprehensive assessment of global data on corporate greenhouse gas emissions and climate change strategies which is done on behalf of 822 investors representing US$95 trillion.

CDP’s executive chairman and co-founder Paul Dickinson says: “The influence of the corporation is mighty. The momentum of business action on climate change suggests we have reached a tipping point, where companies are poised to achieve their full potential. They need ambitious policy at both a national and international level that will support them in this regard and will catalyze participation from industry at scale.”

This latest CDP scores for the world’s largest listed companies has been published just three weeks ahead of COP21, the UN climate change conference, when national leaders meet to agree a global deal to reduce carbon emissions and limit global temperature warming. This demonstrates how corporations have shifted their strategies over the past five years to become part of the solution to the climate challenge.

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CDP, formerly Carbon Disclosure Project, is an international, not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information.  CDP works with market forces, including 822 institutional investors with assets of US$95 trillion, to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce them.  CDP now holds the largest collection globally of primary climate change, water and forest risk commodities information and puts these insights at the heart of strategic business, investment and policy decisions.