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Train travel is already one of the most sustainable forms of transport, and the Environmental and Energy Management Systems that underpin our services meet international standards (ISO 14001 and ISO 50001, for those in the know). But there is more to come.
Caring for the environment is a key part of our vision to Take the North further and we're committed to sustainability and managing our impact on the environment.
Sustainability initiatives we'll introduce by 2020
Reduce emissions and use renewable energy
Introduce new bi-mode and electric trains to reduce carbon emissions by 30%
Invest £825k in environmental improvements for stations
Install 1000m3 of solar panels at our train stations
Replace lighting in our stations and car parks with low energy LED lighting
Reduce the energy used in our buildings by 31%
Reduce water use year on year
Recycle 90% of our waste and be zero waste to landfill
Install a range of water efficiency measures
Environmental engagement in the community
Transform Grants - £50k annual communities and environmental fund
Engage employees, tenants, and the public in waste initiatives
Produce a Sustainable Development Plan
Introduce a Sustainability Advisory Panel
And finally, another key commitment in our franchise is sharing our impact on the environment:
This data is for P06. This gives the best reflection of our performance in usual times. This data will be updated with the reduced figures, for more recent performance, shortly.
Diesel: 2,311,058 litres
Electricity: 1,673,095.7 kWh
Our stations and offices:
Electricity: 198,727 kWh
Gas: 11,979 kWh
Water: 1919 m3*
Waste Recycling Rate 54%
Waste Diverted from landfill 100%
*A portion of this is estimated due to data issues