By managing our businesses in a responsible and sustainable way, we help create a thriving economy whilst limiting our impact on the environment.
We are a founding member of Greener Journeys, a national alliance of bus companies encouraging the modal shift from car to bus and coach to reduce emissions.
In the UK, we are the largest operator of electric buses, with the first fully dedicated electric depot in Waterloo, and over a third of our entire fleet conforms to Euro 6 standard, meaning the engines are some of the cleanest in the industry.
To try and impact air quality, in Southampton we fitted an air filter on top of a Bluestar bus. The trial ran for 100 days and following a successful trial we announced that we will be rolling the filter out on five more buses. Further afield, Go-Ahead Singapore has a system called SwitchOff on its buses which automatically turns off an engine which has been idle for more than ten minutes, helping reduce exhaust fumes and fuel wastage.
Improving on our environmental impact
We are always looking at ways of how we can improve our environmental impact and how we measure this.
To improve on our most recent score within the global Carbon Disclosure Project, we are currently conducting an extensive risk and opportunities assessment on climate change and are exploring how we can improve our transparency on greenhouse gas emissions. We are committed to doing the appropriate assessments and are working on incorporating the financial implications of climate change in our reporting going forward in compliance with the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures. As part of our long-term commitment for a cleaner environment, we are working with government institutions to tackle climate change, air quality and pollution and we are exploring setting appropriate Science Based Targets.