Go-Ahead says it is on track to cut overall carbon emissions by 25 per cent by 2021 and maintains its commitment to running a zero-emission bus fleet by 2035. The group reports that it has achieved year-on-year reductions in its carbon emissions with 2019 seeing its lowest ever carbon emissions at 1.15kg per vehicle mile, down from 1.28kg last year. Go-Ahead says it has seen emissions per mile fall by 35 per cent over the past five years.
The figures are included in the group’s latest sustainability report which highlights five priorities – building thriving communities, tackling climate change, raising supply chain sustainability, improving air quality and boosting inclusion and diversity.
“At Go-Ahead, we are proud to be part of the solution in providing clean, green public transport for our passengers,” says David Brown, Go-Ahead Group chief executive. “This year has seen a number of firsts in innovative new services for passengers, and we are just as excited about 2020 and beyond.
“Delivering an entirely zero-emissions fleet by 2035 is an ambitious goal, but it’s one that we’re fully committed to. Buses and trains are a force for good as societies build towards a more sustainable future, and Go-Ahead is proud to be playing its part across the country.”
Sustainability reports are also available for Go-Ahead subsidiary operating companies.