The Go-Ahead Group has set out an ambitious strategy to lead the transport industry in carbon reduction by cutting its emissions by 75% by 2035, before becoming carbon neutral by 2045.
These targets are the most ambitious in the industry and are intended to be made possible by investment in zero-carbon technology, cracking down on waste and increasing the reuse and recycling of materials.
The bus and rail operator plans to decarbonise its rail fleet and convert its entire fleet of 5,000 buses to zero emission vehicles by 2035.
Go-Ahead has already achieved a 22% reduction in emissions since 2016 and is ranked ‘A minus’ by the Carbon Disclosure Project, which is the highest ranking of any UK transport operator.
“Climate change is the number one challenge facing society, and in order to address it we must make radical changes to the way we travel,” said David Brown, Chief Executive of The Go-Ahead Group.
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