Go-Ahead publishes its latest sustainability report

The Go-Ahead Group has today published its sustainability report for the year ended 2 July 2016.

The publication coincides with the Group's Annual General Meeting.

The report illustrates the Group's sustainability performance and progress across all aspects of the organisation's activity aligned to the strategic priority areas: society, customers, our people and finance. 

David Vazquez, The Go-Ahead Group's corporate affairs and sustainability manager said: “We continually aim to improve our reporting across the Group and make sure we are talking about the things that matter most to our key stakeholders.

"We are proud of many of our achievements to date but know that there's always a great deal more that can be done. With this in mind this year we've started a sustainability materiality review to help identify the most important non-financial material issues on which to focus our efforts."

The publication of Go-Ahead’s sustainability report follows the publication of its fourth integrated Annual Report and Accounts which provides a comprehensive view of the Group's activity. 

This year, the Group has also published a video summarising its sustainability efforts in 2015/16. Both the report and video can be viewed at http://www.go-ahead.com/en/sustainability/performance-and-reports.html 

Go-Ahead's subsidiary operating companies also produce sustainability reports and video animations highlighting their local sustainability activities.

ENDS


For further information, contact:

The Go-Ahead Group

Sarah Boundy, Group corporate communications director
07808 568 667

GO-AHEAD

Go-Ahead is a leading UK public transport operator, providing high quality services in the bus and rail sectors. Employing around 27,500 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.

BUS

Go-Ahead is one of the UK’s largest bus operators. With a fleet of around 4,800 buses, we carry around 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. We operate deregulated services in Oxford, East Anglia, the South East, Southern and North East England.

In September 2016, the Group began operating two bus contracts in Singapore, on behalf of the Singaporean Local Transport Authority.

RAIL 

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.